General Public Vs. At-Risk Oncology and Hospitalized Samples
The NBCA Awareness Survey also was fielded among a representative cross section of the U.S. population, as well as a group of cancer patients. Chief among findings comparing awareness between the general public (n=500) and the at-risk hospitalized (n=500) and oncology (n=500) groups were:
- At-risk hospitalized and oncology patients are not significantly more aware of DVT/PE than the general public: On average, one-quarter in each group are aware of DVT when that term is used and 15% in each group are aware of PE when that term is used.
- Among respondents who could name DVT risk factors, just 1% of cancer patients mention “some cancer treatment,” and just 9% of hospitalized patients mention “surgery.”
- Among hospitalized and oncology patients able to name DVT risk factors, 63% in each group say they can name DVT signs/symptoms, significantly fewer than 79% of the general public.
- Approximately 1 in 3 of all respondents who say they know what PE stands for or what PE is claim that they can name PE signs/symptoms