"Cancer Control Practices": translation and cultural adaptation of an instrument in Crete, Greece

J Cancer Educ. 2009;24(2):105-6. doi: 10.1080/08858190902854434.


Background: Although early detection and systematic prevention of cancer improves outcomes and reduces mortality, General Practitioners' (GP) effectiveness remains an issue that merits further investigation.

Methods: To explore cancer control practices of Greek GPs, a version of the Cancer Control Practices questionnaire, originally developed in Western New York in 2001, was translated and culturally adapted.

Results: Its reliability was found satisfactory in most the items.

Conclusions: The instrument can be useful in determining Greek GPs' knowledge and application of internationally established cancer-related guidelines, barriers they face in daily practice, and educational or training needs.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Cultural Characteristics*
  • Female
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Language*
  • Male
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'*