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dc.contributorAlwan, N.A.S.EN
dc.contributorAl Attar, W.M.EN
dc.contributorEliessa, R.A.EN
dc.contributorMadfaic, Z.A.EN
dc.contributorTawfeeq, F.N.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:55:23Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:55:23Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/04/18_4_2012_0337_0345.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118320
dc.description337-345EN
dc.description.abstractThis cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study evaluated the knowledge, attitude and practice towards breast cancer and breast self-examination [‎BSE]‎ among 387 [‎302 females and 85 males]‎ educated Iraqis affiliated to 2 Iraqi universities. The participants were categorized into 3 occupations: student [‎71.3%]‎, teaching staff [‎10.3%]‎ and administrative staff [‎18.3%]‎. About half of the participants had a low knowledge score [‎< 50%]‎; only 14.3% were graded as [‎Good]‎ and above. Almost 75% of the participants believed that the best way to control breast cancer was through early detection and other possible preventive measures. Most participants [‎90.9%]‎ had heard of BSE, the main source of information being television. However, only 48.3% practised BSE; the most common reason for not doing so was lack of knowledge of how to perform the technique correctly. Almost 84% of the female participants were willing to instruct others in the technique of BSEEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎4)‎, 337-345, 2012EN
dc.subjectBreast Self-ExaminationEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectEducational StatusEN
dc.subject.meshBreast NeoplasmsEN
dc.titleKnowledge, attitude and practice regarding breast cancer and breast self-examination among a sample of the educated population in IraqEN


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