TITLE

Women's Knowledge and Screening Behaviors regarding Breast Cancer at Family Medicine Clinics

AUTHOR(S)
Barghouti, Farihan F.; A. Yasein, Nada.; Takruri, Asma; Hammouri, Tala; Qasem, Nuha
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
International Medical Journal;Feb2013, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: Breast cancer is the top cancer in women both in the developed and the developing world. In Jordan it constituted more than one third of all female cancers and half of the newly diagnosed cases are younger than 50 years of age. The aims of our study are to assess knowledge and attitudes of women attending family practice clinics towards screening methods of breast cancer and to study the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics and screening methods practice. Design: A cross sectional study. Materials and methods: this study was conducted on 602 female patients aged 20 years and above, in the period between August and September 2011. A self administered questionnaire was used to answer the research's questions. The statistical significance level of p < 0.05, odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used for statistical evaluation. Results: The mean age of the sample (n = 602) was 41.3 years with SD ± 12.93. Women over forty, married and having post secondary school qualification are more likely to be knowledgeable. Being married and having a good knowledge score predict more BSE practice. Women over forty, having a good knowledge score and being married were predictors for doing CBE, doing CBE is a predictor of practicing mammography. Conclusion: Practicing breast cancer screening methods might be improved by the awareness campaigns and empowering the proactive role of health care providers.
ACCESSION #
86403371

 

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