Cancer risk reduction counseling: A computer-assisted curriculum

P. R. Gordon, T. L. Bassford, S. M. Lippman

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Significant progress has been made in the identification of factors associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. Cancer is increasingly viewed as a preventable disease. Its prevention involves risk reduction counseling. This counseling is an important skill for the family physician but can be difficult to learn and to teach. We used a prototype, computer-assisted cancer risk reduction counseling curriculum with first-year medical students. We found a statistically significant change in both knowledge-based and attitudinal questions and answers after the use of this curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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