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J Cancer Educ. 2004 Spring;19(1):12-6.

Oral cancer information in health education textbooks.

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University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Previous studies have reported a lack of knowledge and misinformation about oral cancer, its risk factors, and preventive methods among the general public. This study evaluated the quality, completeness, and accuracy of oral cancer information in 26 health education (elementary to high school) textbooks.

METHODS:

Twenty-six health education textbooks were purchased and evaluated.

RESULTS:

A deficiency in the amount, accuracy, and quality of oral cancer information in grade school and high school textbooks was evident.

CONCLUSION:

Current health texts do not provide adequate information to educate future adults about oral cancer prevention and early detection.

PMID:
15059751
DOI:
10.1207/s15430154jce1901_07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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