Developmental of 6 Cancer Risk Assessment Questionnaire; CRAQ-6 (Thai Version)

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Gunnaphon Anamnart
Prachaya Sakjumpa
Thitima Wiriya
Warut Chaiwong
Somkiat Tonphu
Kawalee Sadangrit

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This medical study is to create a user-friendly and comprehensible Thai version questionnaire for the risk-based assessment of six primary cancers in Thailand. The questionnaire is designed to be easily administered as a self-test or interpreted by individuals proficient in the Thai language. The overarching aim is to enhance non-instrumental cancer screening within non-hospital-based settings, encouraging individuals identified as having cancer risk to seek early screening at hospitals. This proactive approach aims to conduct risk assessments, mitigating the risk of delayed cancer diagnoses and promoting preventive measures before the onset of symptoms.


MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methodology employed in this medical study involved a systematic review of the latest updated clinical practice guidelines from international entities, including NCCN, Standard textbooks. This comprehensive review was conducted in collaboration with the Thailand National Cancer Institute and relevant departments of the Thailand Royal College of Surgeons. Subsequently, a prototype questionnaire in Thai was developed. Expert consultation was sought from individuals associated as the Index of item-Objective Congruence (IOC) who specialize in each specific cancer and possess a minimum of five years of experience in the respective field; this involved engaging five experts per cancer risk assessment questionnaire. The refined questionnaire underwent linguistic refinement by consulting with linguists. Finally, the comprehensibility and effectiveness of the questionnaire were assessed through discussions with classified volunteers.


RESULTS: The self-evaluation Cancer Risk Assessment Questionnaire, acronymically known as CRAQ-6 from “Crack” and “Sick,” was successfully developed through standard scientific tool development. It exhibited high understandability across all educational levels among volunteers, although certain sections required additional reading for optimal comprehension.


CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the CRAQ-6 Questionnaire, developed using rigorous scientific tools for Thai contexts, demonstrates overall understandability across diverse educational levels. However, specific sections may require assistance from another reader for optimal comprehension. Ongoing refinement is essential to ensure its effectiveness in diverse research and clinical contexts.

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Anamnart G, Sakjumpa P, Wiriya T, Chaiwong W, Tonphu S, Sadangrit K. Developmental of 6 Cancer Risk Assessment Questionnaire; CRAQ-6 (Thai Version). BKK Med J [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 29 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];20(1):49. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/267481
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