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Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Zullig, LL; Vanderburg, SB; Muiruri, C; Abernethy, A; Weiner, BJ; Bartlett, J
Published in: World Health Popul
2014

The projected cancer burden in Africa demands a comprehensive surveillance strategy. Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) is developing a population-based cancer registry, and understanding stakeholders' perceptions of factors impacting cancer registration sustainability is critical to its long-term success. We conducted 11 semi-structured qualitative interviews with clinicians and administrators. Interviews were double-coded and evaluated for predetermined and emerging themes. Nearly half (45%) of participants discussed change commitment, stating that the cancer registry would benefit KCMC and that they were committed to it. However, change efficacy was low - participants were not confident in their shared ability to sustain the registry. Most participants (73%) discussed the importance of resource availability and administration support. Several themes emerged across interviews: (i) lack of cancer registry awareness, (ii) ambiguity about its purpose, (iii) the importance of training, (iv) the importance of outcome data, and (v) the importance of international partners. These findings may facilitate cancer registry development and sustainability in similar settings.

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World Health Popul

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ISSN

1718-3340

Publication Date

2014

Volume

15

Issue

1

Start / End Page

21 / 30

Location

Canada

Related Subject Headings

  • Tanzania
  • Registries
  • Qualitative Research
  • Population Surveillance
  • Neoplasms
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Male
  • Leadership
  • Inservice Training
  • Humans
 

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Zullig, L. L., Vanderburg, S. B., Muiruri, C., Abernethy, A., Weiner, B. J., & Bartlett, J. (2014). Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment. World Health Popul, 15(1), 21–30. https://doi.org/10.12927/whp.2014.23721
Zullig, Leah L., Sky B. Vanderburg, Charles Muiruri, Amy Abernethy, Bryan J. Weiner, and John Bartlett. “Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment.World Health Popul 15, no. 1 (2014): 21–30. https://doi.org/10.12927/whp.2014.23721.
Zullig LL, Vanderburg SB, Muiruri C, Abernethy A, Weiner BJ, Bartlett J. Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment. World Health Popul. 2014;15(1):21–30.
Zullig, Leah L., et al. “Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment.World Health Popul, vol. 15, no. 1, 2014, pp. 21–30. Pubmed, doi:10.12927/whp.2014.23721.
Zullig LL, Vanderburg SB, Muiruri C, Abernethy A, Weiner BJ, Bartlett J. Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment. World Health Popul. 2014;15(1):21–30.

Published In

World Health Popul

DOI

ISSN

1718-3340

Publication Date

2014

Volume

15

Issue

1

Start / End Page

21 / 30

Location

Canada

Related Subject Headings

  • Tanzania
  • Registries
  • Qualitative Research
  • Population Surveillance
  • Neoplasms
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Male
  • Leadership
  • Inservice Training
  • Humans