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OBJECTIVES To assess knowledge of HPV and attitudes towards HPV vaccination among the general female population, government officials, and healthcare providers in China to assist the development of an effective national HPV vaccination program. METHODS A cross-sectional epidemiologic survey was conducted across 21 urban and rural sites in China using a(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Based on the development of the general module of the system of quality of life instruments for cancer patients (QLICP-GM), this study was to develop and evaluate a quality of life scale for patients with colorectal cancer (QLICP-CR). METHODS A quality of life scale for colorectal cancer patients that associated with Chinese(More)
A nationwide Swedish case-control study of 388 men and 63 women with adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal function and 676 men controls and 140 women investigated whether sex differences in aetiology contribute to male predominance. Compared with men, women seemed more vulnerable to reflux (odds ratio (OR)=4.6, 95% confidence interval(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide, and over 85% of cervical cancers occur in developing countries such as China. Lack of resources for nationwide cervical cancer screening in China makes vaccination against oncogenic strains of HPV particularly important. Knowledge of age at sexual debut and sexual behavior is(More)
BACKGROUND The role of sex hormonal influence in explaining the strong male predominance in oesophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) needs attention. METHODS A nation-wide nested case-control study was initiated from the Swedish Multi-Generation Register with subjects born since 1932. The study exposures were the number of children and age at having the first(More)
BACKGROUND There is an unexplained male predominance in the incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma, and the sex-specific distribution of its risk factors in the general population is not known. METHODS A random sample of Swedish citizens aged 40-79 years completed a questionnaire for assessment of the prevalence of five risk factors for oesophageal(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE The general module of the system of quality of life instruments for cancer patients (QLICP-GM) has been developed by us, but its psychologic properties need to be evaluated. This study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of QLICP-GM. METHODS The QOL data of 600 patients with lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer,(More)
Many children are identified as unaffected carriers for cystic fibrosis (CF) through newborn screening (NBS) programs. The aim of this study was to improve parental understanding of positive NBS results using an educational video in addition to genetic counseling. One hundred parents of infants identified as CF carriers through NBS were randomly assigned by(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE The researches on quality of life (QOL) of cancer patients are concerned worldwide. Two QOL instrument systems for cancer patients, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) and Quality of Life Questionnaires (QLQ), have been developed and used widely in the US and Europe, but no one has been developed in China. This study was to(More)