Awareness of bone tumor in middle aged population

Priadarsini T

Objective: To evaluate the awareness of etiology, classification, signs and symptoms, treatment and prevention of bone tumour.
Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was carried out to assess the knowledge on bone tumors in middle aged population. A specially designed questionnaire consisting of 13 close-ended questions was said to assess the awareness on bone tumor among the middle aged population.
Result: 63% of the population have stated that they have knowledge about bone tumor. Many people are confused with the terms bone tumor and bone cancer.
Conclusion: This study has shown that the participants have poor knowledge about bone tumor be it about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Therefore it is important to create awareness and educate the community and to remove the misconceptions associated with ignorance through community based educational/awareness campaign.

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