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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2003;9(1):18-27.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2003.9.1.18   
A Survey on Cancer Screening Among Nurses at General Hospital in Busan
Hyun Ok Ju, Ju Sung Kim, Young Sook Cho, Nam Hee Park, Yong Sook Eo, Young Ran Cho, Ihn Sook Jeong
1Department of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Pusan Catholic University, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Dongguk University, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
Cancer is the most frequent cause of death in Korea. Cancer screening can save lives through early detection. This study was to investigate major cancer screening rates and the reasons for not having been screening. METHOD: 210 participants of registered nurses from 5 general hospitals in Busan, Korea were completed a structured self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics with SPSS WIN 10.0.
Results
The cancer screening rates of the subjects were 53.8% in Pap smear test for cervical cancer, 41.0% in gastroendoscopy for stomach cancer, 15.7% in mammograpy for breast cancer, and 3.8% in colonoscopy. And the higher proportions of having regular screening were 9,5% in Pap smear test and 2.9% in gastroendoscopy. The primary reason related to not having a screening test was 'seems to be healthy'.
CONCLUSION
The findings showed the necessity of recognizing and educating Korean nurses to have a regular cancer screening for their health management.
Key Words: Cancer; Cancer screening


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