The current Corona pandemic not only affects the behaviour in public life – even the medical screening and care is handled by many people currently different.
A recent survey conducted by the COVID-19 Snapshot monitoring (COSMO) at the University of Erfurt shows that many people have delayed cancer screening tests, health Check-Ups and visits to the dentist due to the Coronavirus.
The representative COSMO-surveys are regularly conducted to capture the perceptions, attitudes, Knowledge levels, as well as the behavior of the citizens to Covid-19.especially Younger dates are postponed due to Corona
The survey results clearly show that, Since March of this years, 22 percent of respondents have let their dental health more control, particularly Screening and follow-up appointments have been postponed.
But other health Check-Ups were performed by 16 percent. Especially 30 - to 49-Year-old is lagging behind in terms of follow-up appointments.
Between the sexes there are no significant differences.
eleven percent of respondents stated that they even have a cancer screening due to the Corona Situation postponed.
"The COSMO data, that people, because of the Corona Situation is less early detection and preventive examinations," says Prof. Dr. med. Heidrun Thaiss, Director of the Federal centre for health education (BZgA), which acts as a Partner of the COSMO.
"These studies, however, can help detect a disease at an early stage."
The health Check-up for 35 years, serving, for example, the early identification of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension or Diabetes, and even kidney disease.
have cancer with an early diagnosis have a significantly better prognosis for healing. For this reason, Thaiss, carry out the screening, even in times of Corona consistently appealed.
- Uni-Erfurt (2020): COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO), archived from the original on 13.08.2020: https://projekte.uni-erfurt.de/cosmo2020/cosmo-analysis.html#15_medizinische_versorgung
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