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National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measure, Mount Vernon Cancer Network, 2010

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SN: 6611
Title: National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measure, Mount Vernon Cancer Network, 2010
Alternative title: Cancer Awareness in Hertfordshire, Luton and South Bedfordshire; NAEDI-CAM
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6611-1
Series: National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measures [National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measures]
Depositor: Mount Vernon Cancer Network
Principal investigator(s): Mount Vernon Cancer Network
Cancer Research UK
Data collector(s): BMG Research
Sponsor(s): Mount Vernon Cancer Network

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Mount Vernon Cancer Network, Cancer Research UK. (2010). National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer Awareness Measure, Mount Vernon Cancer Network, 2010. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 6611, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6611-1

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Subject Categories

Health services and medical care - Health
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Specific diseases and medical conditions - Health

Abstract

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This survey was carried out using the Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM), a validated instrument developed by University College London, King's College London and University of Oxford. It is used to assess the level of awareness and anticipated help-seeking behaviour amongst the public in relation to cancer. The survey was conducted across the Mount Vernon Cancer Network area. This comprises Luton, South Bedfordshire, West Hertfordshire and East and North Hertfordshire Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). The survey took place prior to the merger of the two Hertfordshire PCTs.

A total of 2,018 interviews were conducted face-to-face with residents using CAPI (Computer Aided Personal Interviewing) technology (users should note that the data file includes only 1,251 cases). Interviews took place between February and May 2010. During interviewing, quotas were set for PCT, age, gender and ethnicity to ensure the sample represented as closely as possible the population of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network area. Upon completion of the interview, respondents were provided with an information sheet which gave them the answers to the questions contained within the interview, as well as providing details of support services should they require further information or wish to discuss anything that the survey had highlighted. For further details, please see documentation.

Main Topics:
The CAM questionnaire addressed the following topics:
  • public awareness of cancer symptoms
  • public knowledge of cancer risk factors
  • reasons for patient delay before contacting doctor
  • public knowledge of common cancer types in men and women
  • public awareness of cancer screening programmes
  • demographic variables
The questionnaire covered the following topics:
  • knowledge of the warning signs and symptoms of cancer
  • anticipated delays before contacting a doctor
  • barriers to seeking medical advice
  • knowledge of risk factors of cancer
  • knowledge of lifetime risk of cancer
  • knowledge of most common cancers
  • knowledge of National Health Service screening programmes

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: February 2010 - May 2010
Country: England
Geography: Luton
Bedfordshire
Hertfordshire
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Adults aged 18 years and over in the Mount Vernon Cancer Network area during 2010.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
Number of units: 1,251 cases.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: No weighting used, but sample was designed to be representative of the population of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network area.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 21 December 2010
Copyright: Copyright Mount Vernon Cancer Network
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
User Guide 6611userguide.pdf 2482
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6611_Information.htm 6
READ File read6611.htm 10
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Publications

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Resulting from secondary analysis:
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.

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