Testing the level of awareness on testicular cancer among the UAE residents

dc.contributor.author Topolskaya, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Ghani, Iqra
dc.contributor.author D'Silva, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Abdulwahab, Abdulrahman
dc.contributor.author AlAbayechi, Siraj
dc.contributor.author El Khatib, Rami
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-05T11:53:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-05T11:53:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018-04
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development (2018), available online at: http://www.ijphrd.com/issues.html en_US
dc.description.abstract This research article presents a quantitative study conducted in the UAE in efforts to test the level of awareness regarding general knowledge on testicular cancer (TC) and self-examination practices among male and female residents. The determined level of understanding will help tailor the educational campaigns in order to provide information specific to the public need. The survey focused on 529 UAE residents, prioritizing males (71%) above females (29%). Less than 25% correctly identifies the age group, which has the highest risk of developing TC. Only approximately 30% of participants chose correct risk factors for developing TC. Furthermore, almost 50% of the surveyed individuals thought of lack of sexual function as a symptom of spread TC, which could create a fear barrier towards contacting health professionals in case of any concerns. Lastly, the results revealed that nearly half of male respondents either never or rarely self-examined. Our study suggested that the general public in the region currently possesses little information regarding the symptoms, risk groups and self-examination practices; thus, showcasing the necessity of educational campaigns targeted at improving levels of awareness. Using some of the recommendations we highlight as a means to address the current situation. © 2018, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Topolskaya, E., Ghani, I., D’Silva, J., Abdulwahab, A., Alabayechi, S., & Khatib, R. E. (2018). Testing the level of awareness on testicular cancer among the UAE residents. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 9(4), 296–300 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 09760245
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ijphrd.com/issues.html
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/251
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations : Topolskaya, E., Health Organization Management, Canadian University Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Ghani, I., Health Organization Management, Canadian University Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; D’Silva, J., Health Organization Management, Canadian University Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Abdulwahab, A., Health Organization Management, Canadian University Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Alabayechi, S., Health Organization Management, Canadian University Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Khatib, R.E., Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Canadian University Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development;Vol. 9, no. 4
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
dc.rights.holder Copyright : © 2018, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Awareness en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Testicular cancer en_US
dc.subject UAE residents en_US
dc.subject Attitude to health en_US
dc.subject Cancer risk en_US
dc.subject Cancer test en_US
dc.subject Controlled study en_US
dc.subject Health education en_US
dc.subject Health survey en_US
dc.subject High risk population en_US
dc.subject Human en_US
dc.subject Major clinical study en_US
dc.subject Risk assessment en_US
dc.subject Risk factor en_US
dc.subject Sexual function en_US
dc.subject Testicular self examination en_US
dc.subject Testis cancer en_US
dc.subject United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.title Testing the level of awareness on testicular cancer among the UAE residents en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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