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Title: Public Perceptions of the Role of Lifestyle Factors in Cancer Development: Results from the Spanish Onco-Barometer 2020
Authors: Petrova, Dafina
Borrás, Josep Maria
Pollán, Marina
Bayo Lozano, Eloísa
Vicente, David
Jiménez Moleón, José Juan
Sánchez, Maria José
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Petrova,D; Pollán,M; Jiménez Moleón,JJ; Sánchez,MJ] CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. [Petrova,D; Sánchez,MJ] Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública (EASP), Granada, Spain. [Petrova,D; Jiménez Moleón,JJ; Sánchez,MJ] Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria ibs.GRANADA, Granada, Spain. [Borrás,JM] Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. [Borrás,JM] Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Hospitalet, Spain. [Borrás,JM] NHS Cancer Strategy, Ministry of Health, Madrid, Spain. [Pollán,M] National Center for Epidemiology, Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. [Bayo Lozano,E; Vicente,D] University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain. [Jiménez Moleón,JJ; Sánchez,MJ] Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Keywords: Cancer prevention;Perceptions;Lifestyle habits;Risk factors;Public knowledge;Awareness;Population-based survey;Tobacco;Alcohol drinking;Percepción;Estilo de vida;Factores de riesgo;Concienciación;Tabaco;Consumo de bebidas alcohólicas;Neoplasias
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Psychology, Social::Life Style
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Male
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Statistics as Topic::Probability::Risk::Risk Factors
Medical Subject Headings::Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena::Social Sciences::Sociology::Social Control, Informal::Public Opinion
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Plants::Viridiplantae::Streptophyta::Embryophyta::Angiosperms::Solanaceae::Tobacco
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Physiological Phenomena::Nutritional Physiological Phenomena::Diet
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Motivation::Goals
Medical Subject Headings::Geographical Locations::Geographic Locations::Europe::Spain
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Behavior::Drinking Behavior::Alcohol Drinking
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Behavior::Tobacco Use
Medical Subject Headings::Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena::Social Sciences::Sociology::Socioeconomic Factors
Medical Subject Headings::Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena::Social Sciences::Demography
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Neoplasms
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Behavior::Tobacco Use::Smoking
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Petrova D, Borrás JM, Pollán M, Bayo Lozano E, Vicente D, Jiménez Moleón JJ, et al. Public Perceptions of the Role of Lifestyle Factors in Cancer Development: Results from the Spanish Onco-Barometer 2020. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Oct 5;18(19):10472
Abstract: The European Code against Cancer recommends not to smoke, to avoid alcohol consumption, to eat a healthy diet, and maintain a healthy weight to prevent cancer. To what extent is the public aware of the influence of these lifestyle factors on cancer development? The goal of the current study was to describe the perceived influence of four lifestyle factors (tobacco, alcohol, diet, and weight) on cancer development in the general population and identify factors related to low perceptions of influence. We analyzed data from the 2020 Onco-barometer (n = 4769), a representative population-based survey conducted in Spain. With the exception of smoking, lifestyle factors were among those with the least perceived influence, more so among the demographic groups at higher risk from cancer including men and older individuals (65+ years). Individuals from lower socio-economic groups were more likely to report not knowing what influence lifestyle factors have on cancer. Lower perceived influence was also consistently related to perceiving very low risk from cancer. Overall, although there is variation in perceptions regarding the different lifestyle factors, low perceived influence clusters among those at higher risk for cancer. These results signal the need for public health campaigns and messages informing the public about the preventive potential of lifestyle factors beyond avoiding tobacco consumption.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10668/4106
metadata.dc.relation.publisherversion: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/19/10472/htm
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.3390/ijerph181910472
ISSN: 1661-7827 (Print)
1660-4601 (Online)
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01- Artículos - Hospital Virgen Macarena
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