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Adolescent Cancer Education (ACE) to increase adolescent and parent cancer awareness and communication: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Kyle, R.G. and Macmillan, I. and Rauchhaus, P. and O'Carroll, R. and Neal, R.D. and Forbat, L. and Haw, S. and Hubbard, G. (2013) Adolescent Cancer Education (ACE) to increase adolescent and parent cancer awareness and communication: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14 (286). pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-286

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Abstract

Raising cancer awareness among adolescents has potential to increase their knowledge and confidence in identifying cancer symptoms and seeking timely medical help in adolescence and adulthood. Detecting cancer at an early stage is important because it reduces the risk of dying of some cancers and thereby contributes to improved cancer survival. Adolescents may also play an important role in increasing cancer communication within families. However, there are no randomised controlled trials (RCT) of the effectiveness of school-based educational interventions to increase adolescents� cancer awareness, and little is known about the role of adolescents in the upward diffusion of cancer knowledge to parents/carers. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a school-based educational intervention to raise adolescent and parent cancer awareness and adolescent-parent cancer communication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:04
ISSN: 1745-6215
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/702
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-286
Publisher: Springer
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