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Help seeking for cancer 'alarm' symptoms: a qualitative interview study of primary care patients in the UK.

Whitaker KL, Macleod U, Winstanley K, Scott SE, Wardle J - Br J Gen Pract (2015)

Bottom Line: Participants did not want to be seen as making a fuss, did not want to waste the doctor's time, and were sometimes not confident that the GP could help.As well as symptom persistence motivating help seeking, it could also have the reverse effect.Negative attitudes to help seeking were significant deterrents.

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Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford.

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Mentions: Purposive sampling was used to ensure variation by sex, socioeconomic status (indexed by education), and help seeking. Education was chosen as an individual marker of socioeconomic status because the age group of the sample meant that a large proportion (52%) were retired. Data saturation was achieved within 48 interviews, so no further interviews were arranged.15Figure 1 outlines the recruitment process.


Help seeking for cancer 'alarm' symptoms: a qualitative interview study of primary care patients in the UK.

Whitaker KL, Macleod U, Winstanley K, Scott SE, Wardle J - Br J Gen Pract (2015)

Study recruitment flowchart.
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fig1: Study recruitment flowchart.
Mentions: Purposive sampling was used to ensure variation by sex, socioeconomic status (indexed by education), and help seeking. Education was chosen as an individual marker of socioeconomic status because the age group of the sample meant that a large proportion (52%) were retired. Data saturation was achieved within 48 interviews, so no further interviews were arranged.15Figure 1 outlines the recruitment process.

Bottom Line: Participants did not want to be seen as making a fuss, did not want to waste the doctor's time, and were sometimes not confident that the GP could help.As well as symptom persistence motivating help seeking, it could also have the reverse effect.Negative attitudes to help seeking were significant deterrents.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus