This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition healthy
Sponsor China Medical University Hospital
Start date October 2010
End date October 2010
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT01249807, DMR99-IRB-185


Cancer Screening is necessary for promoting cancer prevention in the area of public health. The Department of Health, Executive Yuan of the Republic of China has expanded and included colon cancer screening, oral cavity cancer screening, breast cancer screening, and cervical cancer screening in national-wide preventive healthcare services. However, most of the Taiwanese do not have the concepts of what cancer screening is and regular participation of cancer screening. This will easily cause their neglect of quality of personal healthcare and habits of cancer screening. Recently, in order to reach the national goal of cancer prevention, the parallel methods, multi-promotion for reinforcing concepts and free cancer screening, have been utilized to cultivate Taiwanese people's active participation of cancer screening. Therefore, this study will use health service utilization model to investigate Taiwanese people's concepts of cancer-related knowledge and the major causes of low participation of cancer screening.

In order to investigate Taiwanese people's health service utilization model and quality of health life, this study first review the related regulations and screening rates of cancer prevention, including cancers of colon, oral cavity, breast, and cervical, in Taiwan. In addition, the structured questionnaire will be conducted to collect, investigate, and analyze the relationship between the willingness of participating the aforementioned cancer screening and personal characteristics, quality of health life, medical history, and concepts of cancer, etc. It is expected that the results of this study will provide accurate and effective promotions of cancer screening to medical institutions and medical affairs to reinforce the concepts of participation for raising the rates of cancer screening; furthermore, to awaken Taiwanese people's crucial awareness of early treatment improves the chances of recovery on cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Patients, Family, Community member

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 20 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: Cases who are willing to answer the questionnaire Exclusion Criteria: Cases who are not willing to answer the questionnaire

Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by China Medical University Hospital.