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Research Article

Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Training Needs of Italian Residents on Genetic Tests for Hereditary Breast and Colorectal Cancer

Table 1

The demographic and professional characteristics of responding residents ( ).

Variables %

Gender
 Male141 38.8%
 Female22261.2%
Age (years)
 <287821.5%
 28-2915141.6%
 30-318423.1%
 ≥325013.8%
Professional areai
 Medicine14740.4%
 Surgery4712.9%
 Others17046.7%
Clinical activity
 No13136.9%
 Yes22463.1%
Exposure to cancer genetic testing during graduate training
 No9526.7%
 Yes26173.3%
Postgraduate training courses in epidemiology and EBM
 No29283.0%
 Yes6017.1%
English language knowledge
 Very low92.5%
 Low3810.6%
 Intermediate13036.3%
 Good15342.7%
 Excellent287.8%
Hours per week dedicated to continuing medical education
 <14813.5%
 1–521259.4%
 6–107320.5%
 >10246.7%
Patient request of cancer genetic tests in the previous year*
 No16274.0%
 Yes5726.0%
Personal or family history of breast cancer
 No29281.8%
 Yes6518.2%
Personal or family history of colorectal cancer
 No28580.1%
 Yes7119.9%
Promotional material about breast cancer received in the previous year
 No31186.9%
 Yes4713.1%
Promotional material about colorectal cancer received in the previous year
 No32591.0%
 Yes329.0%

EBM: evidence based medicine.
iList of specializations according to each area is available in Supplementary Material S1 available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/418416.
*The number of responders was 219 as only physicians with clinical activity were included.