The Survey on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) about breast Cancer and its Prevention in Yasuj Women who Refer to Health Care Centers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163892
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Survey on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) about breast Cancer and its Prevention in Yasuj Women who Refer to Health Care Centers
Author(s):
Zoladl, Mohammad; Molazem, Z.; Najafi, S. H.; Alamdari, A.; Momeni, E.
Author Details:
Mohammad Zoladl, Faculty Member, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Fars, Iran, email: zoladl@yahoo.com; Z. Molazem; SH. Najafi; A. Alamdari; E. Momeni
Abstract:
Purpose: To determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) concerning breast cancer and its prevention of Yasuj women who were referred to health care centers. Design: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, investigators selected 97 women by stratified random sampling method, and this sample size was calculated using the assumption of Z= 95%, P= 50%, q= 50%, e= 0.1. Data was collected through questionnaires that included demographic information, 6 multiple choice questions and 9 true-false questions to assess the degree of knowledge about breast cancer and its prevention methods, the number of breast self-examinations and women's attitudes of the best resource for education about breast cancer and its preventative methods. Finally, gathered data was analyzed by T-test, one way ANOVA, Tukey procedure and correlation coefficient with use of SPSS software. Results: Findings showed that research subjects had a mean age of 26 years, were mostly married (81%) and more elementary education (30.5%). In this research, the mean degree of knowledge of breast cancer and its prevention methods was 9.845 out of 20 and the most of the women (53.6%) had little knowledge. Although results showed that 96.7% of women didn't accomplish breast self examination, 94.8% of them had positive attitudes to education about breast cancer and its prevention strategies, specially breast self examination. Also, 67% of research subjects expressed that the best thing health care workers can do is to educate individuals about breast cancer and its prevention methods. In this study, there was no significant correlation between age and marital status and the degree of knowledge, but one way ANOVA and Tukey procedures showed that the mean knowledge score in was significantly higher in people with academic education than others (P<0.05). Also, T-test showed that people with high levels of education carry out breast self-examinations and other prevention strategies more than others (P<0.0001). Conclusion: Researchers emphasize the importance of the role of health care workers in education about breast cancer and its prevention strategies, especially concerning monthly breast self-examination as one of the necessary programs in health education. This will lead to the increase in women's quality of life and health promotion.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Survey on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) about breast Cancer and its Prevention in Yasuj Women who Refer to Health Care Centersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZoladl, Mohammaden_US
dc.contributor.authorMolazem, Z.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNajafi, S. H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlamdari, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMomeni, E.en_US
dc.author.detailsMohammad Zoladl, Faculty Member, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Fars, Iran, email: zoladl@yahoo.com; Z. Molazem; SH. Najafi; A. Alamdari; E. Momenien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163892-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) concerning breast cancer and its prevention of Yasuj women who were referred to health care centers. Design: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, investigators selected 97 women by stratified random sampling method, and this sample size was calculated using the assumption of Z= 95%, P= 50%, q= 50%, e= 0.1. Data was collected through questionnaires that included demographic information, 6 multiple choice questions and 9 true-false questions to assess the degree of knowledge about breast cancer and its prevention methods, the number of breast self-examinations and women's attitudes of the best resource for education about breast cancer and its preventative methods. Finally, gathered data was analyzed by T-test, one way ANOVA, Tukey procedure and correlation coefficient with use of SPSS software. Results: Findings showed that research subjects had a mean age of 26 years, were mostly married (81%) and more elementary education (30.5%). In this research, the mean degree of knowledge of breast cancer and its prevention methods was 9.845 out of 20 and the most of the women (53.6%) had little knowledge. Although results showed that 96.7% of women didn't accomplish breast self examination, 94.8% of them had positive attitudes to education about breast cancer and its prevention strategies, specially breast self examination. Also, 67% of research subjects expressed that the best thing health care workers can do is to educate individuals about breast cancer and its prevention methods. In this study, there was no significant correlation between age and marital status and the degree of knowledge, but one way ANOVA and Tukey procedures showed that the mean knowledge score in was significantly higher in people with academic education than others (P<0.05). Also, T-test showed that people with high levels of education carry out breast self-examinations and other prevention strategies more than others (P<0.0001). Conclusion: Researchers emphasize the importance of the role of health care workers in education about breast cancer and its prevention strategies, especially concerning monthly breast self-examination as one of the necessary programs in health education. This will lead to the increase in women's quality of life and health promotion.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:24Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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