BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

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

Table 5

Self-estimated level of residents’ knowledge and training needs on genetic tests for breast and colorectal cancer ( ).

%

How would you rate your level of knowledge on the appropriate use of genetics tests for cancer in clinical practice?Poor17850.6
Fair14340.6
Good298.2
Excellent20.6

YesNo

How important do you think it is to increase your knowledge about the use of genetics tests for cancer in clinical practice?309
(87.8%)
43
(12.2%)
Do you find yourself qualified enough to prescribe genetic tests for cancer?54
(15.4%)
296
(84.6%)
Should more time be dedicated to learning on genetic test during the medical studies?289
(82.3%)
62
(17.7%)
Should more time be dedicated to learning on genetic test during the medical specialization?263
(74.7%)
89
(25.3%)
Is there a need for specific postgraduate course on use of genetic testing for cancer?229
(65.4%)
121
(34.6%)