Karmanos produces final report based on Community Health Needs Assessment Survey results
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has produced the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) & Implementation Strategy Report, based on the results of its CHNA survey, also conducted in 2012.
Results allowed Karmanos to assess the cancer-related health needs of people living in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties; their perceived barriers to access; who in the community knows about cancer-related health care services available to them; and how people can be best informed about cancer prevention education and screening.
The CHNA survey consisted of 48 questions. Survey participants were asked about their current health status; if they’ve ever had cancer; if anyone in their family has had cancer; their participation in cancer screenings; cigarette and alcohol use; vegetable and fruit consumption; and their awareness of the various cancer-related services provided at Karmanos, among other questions.
Surveys were distributed by direct mail, online and by direct contact at community education events. Approximately 3,500 surveys were distributed to achieve a 10 percent rate of return and a confidence level of 95 percent, with a 5 percent margin of error.
To read the full report and survey questions, please click here.