肺がん患者における石綿健康被害に対する当事者意識の現状と課題

Translated title of the contribution: Current Status and Issues of Awareness of Parties Regarding Asbestos Health Damage Among Lung Cancer Patients

Taiki Fukujin, Kazuo Hasegawa, Kouji Onishi, Takao Migita, Eiji Kurita, Takashi Seto, Kentaro Tanaka, Shinichiro Sawada, Koro Suzuki, Shinsuke Hamasaki

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Abstract

Objective. In our country, nowadays, there are few confirm for the labor insurance system primary lung cancer from asbestos that is suspected about twice times of mesothelioma. We hypothesize that one of the reasons is that there is no established medical order for interview surveys in relation to asbestos exposure. Thus, in the present study, we consider the current status of the established medical order as well as forthcoming issues. Study Design. We conducted a web questionnaire survey of lung cancer patients and their family to investigate their knowledge of asbestos, damage to health, the labor insurance system, and the presence of subjective symptoms of asbestos exposure. Results. Regarding the status knowledge, most lung cancer patients knew basic details about asbestos and health damage from asbestos. However, few knew about mesothelioma, causes of cancer, and systems. Fewer respondents knew how to suspect their own health damage caused by indirect exposure or understand the clinical findings of asbestos exposure. Conclusion. As a remedial measure, a system for learning about asbestos exposure must be established through awareness-raising activities for patient groups and the use of hospital departments that provide counseling and support.

Translated title of the contributionCurrent Status and Issues of Awareness of Parties Regarding Asbestos Health Damage Among Lung Cancer Patients
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Lung Cancer
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 20 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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