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|Title:||National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measure, 2008|
|Series:||National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measures [National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measures]|
|Depositor:||Simon, A., University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre|
Wardle, J., University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre
Ramirez, A., King's College London. Institute of Psychiatry. Cancer Research UK Promoting Early Presentation Group
Austoker, J., University of Oxford. Cancer Epidemiology Unit. Cancer Research UK Primary Care Education Research Group
MacLeod, U., University of Glasgow. Division of Community Based Sciences. General Practice and Primary Care
Robb, K., University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre
Office for National Statistics
Cancer Research UK
Department of Health
|Other acknowledgements:||Cancer Research UK funded the development of the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM). The National Cancer Action Team, led by Kathy Elliott, funded the regional use of the CAM.|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.Patients with cancer in the UK tend to present with more advanced disease and have poorer survival rates than their European counterparts. One of the work streams set out in the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI), which was established under the Department of Health's Cancer Reform Strategy for improving cancer outcomes, has focused on developing a validated standardised measure for the general population, comprising a set of questions designed to reliably assess cancer awareness. The purpose of the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM) is to facilitate accurate and sensitive surveillance of public awareness of cancer over time, identify information needs, and monitor the impact of campaigns promoting cancer awareness and early presentation.
Initial data collection using the CAM has taken the form of two surveys, from which datasets are available through the UKDA: a survey of the general British population undertaken as part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Opinions Survey (formerly the ONS Omnibus Survey), and a survey of the six largest ethnic minority groups in England (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Caribbean, African and Chinese) undertaken by Ethnibus. These surveys were carried out in 2008 and provide a baseline against which to evaluate policy initiatives designed to improve awareness. It is expected that the surveys will be repeated in 2012. Also planned are a series of regional initiatives in the UK, and surveys involving specific types of cancer.
Further information about the CAM may be found on the Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Measures (CAMs) web page.
The CAM questionnaire addressed the following topics:
|Dates of fieldwork:||
ONS Opinions Survey: September - October 2008;
Ethnibus survey: October - November 2008
|Country:||England | Great Britain|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
ONS Opinions Survey: Adults (16 or over) living in Great Britain in 2008;
Ethnibus survey: Indian, Pakistani, Bangaldeshi, Caribbean, African and Chinese adults (18 or over) living in England in 2008
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
ONS Opinions Survey: One-stage stratified or systemic random sample;
Ethnibus survey: Quota sample
|Number of units:||
ONS Opinions Survey: 2,208 individuals;
Ethnibus survey: 1,500 individuals
|Method of data collection:||
ONS Opinions Survey: Weighting variable in data;
Ethnibus survey: No weighting used
|DRIVING LICENCES||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES||EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES||EMPLOYMENT|
|ENGLAND||ETHNIC GROUPS||FAMILY MEMBERS|
|GENDER||GENERAL PRACTITIONERS||GREAT BRITAIN|
|HEALTH CONSULTATIONS||HEALTH RISKS||HEALTH|
|ILL HEALTH||INCOME||JOB HUNTING|
|KNOWLEDGE (AWARENESS)||LANDLORDS||LANGUAGES USED AT HOME|
|MARITAL STATUS||MEASUREMENTS||MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS|
|PSYCHOMETRICS||PUBLIC OPINION||ROAD VEHICLES|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||19 October 2009|
|Copyright:||Copyright J. Wardle, A. Ramirez, J. Austoker, U. MacLeod and K. Robb|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Guidance and instructions for users of Cancer Research UK CAM survey tool||6297userguide.pdf||1315|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6297_Information.htm||7|
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Resulting from secondary analysis:
Cook, N., Hart, A., Nuttall, K., Simpson, K., Turnill, N., Grant-Pearce, C., Damms, P., Allen, V., Slade, K. and Dey, P. (2011) 'A telephone survey of cancer awareness among frontline staff: informing training needs', Br J Cancer, 105(3), pp.140-5. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.258. Epub 2011 Jul 12.
Robb, K.A., et al. (2009) 'Public awareness of cancer in Britain: a population-based survey of adults' [Electronic version], British Journal of Cancer, 101(Suppl. 2): pp.S18-S23.
Stubbings, S., et al. (2009) 'Development of a measurement tool to assess public awareness of cancer' [Electronic version], British Journal of Cancer, 101(Suppl. 2), pp.S13-S17.
Waller, J., et al. (2009) 'Awareness of cancer symptoms and anticipated help-seeking among ethnic minority groups in England' [Electronic version], British Journal of Cancer, 101 (Suppl. 2), pp.S24-S30.