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Certitudes et doutes d'enfants d'école primaire sur le cancer

Abstract : The objective of this research is to explore the phenomenon of doubt in children aged 6 to 11 by analyzing the questions and knowledge they formulate about cancer. This will make it possible to identify the recurring questions and the uncertainties expressed in order to adapt the methods of cancer prevention. Our methodology was based on a multiphase collection structured around 3 tools: e.Photoexpression ©, "QC" (questions / knowledge) and photo narration. We are more specifically interested here in the QC tool which involves asking children to write down 3 pieces of knowledge and 3 questions about cancer. 774 productions were collected from 387 children, ie 523 knowledge and 741 questions. We observe a lack of knowledge about health and cancer in the children we meet. The results are varied but remain focused on the symptoms or the consequences and ultimately very little on the causes. Their recurring questions, associated with the instability of the knowledge expressed, are consistent with the developmental characteristics of the child. This study provides elements of understanding on how children perceive cancer. This supply of information can contribute to the development of prevention tools intended for young people to improve their level of knowledge and thus help reduce their uncertainties.
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Maéliane Deyra, Frank Pizon, Pauline Berland, Laurent Gerbaud, Chloe Gay. Certitudes et doutes d'enfants d'école primaire sur le cancer. Éducation, Santé, Sociétés, Editions des archives contemporaines, 2020, pp.49-66. ⟨10.17184/eac.3862⟩. ⟨hal-03118222⟩



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