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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 574-579

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of lung cancer risk factors in West Bandung Society

1 Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Padjajaran, Bandung, Indonesia
2 Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Prof. Ajeng Diantini
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Padjajaran, Pondok Hijau Indah F-19, Gegerkalong, Bandung 40153.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_213_19

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Background: Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, so prevention of lung cancer is necessary. The aim of this study was to measure level of knowledge, attitude, and actions concerning risk factors of lung cancer in West Bandung. Materials and Methods: The research was conducted by quantitative study design with a quasi-experimental approach. Measurement of respondents’ knowledge, attitudes, and actions was carried out by giving questionnaires of knowledge, attitudes, and actions. Questionnaires were given to respondents before and after providing education about risk factors of lung cancer. Respondents were from 42 societies in Bandung. The data obtained were tested by using comparison and correlation test. Results: The results showed a significant difference between knowledge and attitudes (P = 0.001). Meanwhile, the action did not change significantly (P > 0.05). Correlation test showed that knowledge and attitude had a correlation of P = 0.001 in the pretest and P = 0.23 (P < 0.05) in the posttest. Conclusion: This research concludes that the level of knowledge and attitudes toward risk factors of lung cancer has increased.

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