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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601638
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Pregnant Women's Knowledge about Smoking, Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer
Author(s):
Abbyad, Christine W.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Theta
Author Details:
Christine W. Abbyad, PhD, RN, cw07@aub.edu.lb
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: Breastfeeding has been shown to be a protective factor against breast cancer. Lebanon has some of the lowest rates in the Middle East. While 96% of women initiate breastfeeding at birth, by 1 year only 27% are still being breastfed. Also, it has been shown that there is a relationship between breastfeeding and breast cancer especially for women who begin smoking before their first child. 31% of Lebanese women smoke and of those 25% smoke during pregnancy.Therefore this ongoing research aims to answer two questions: Do pregnant women who receive care at AUBMC know about the relationship between breastfeeding and breast cancer? Do those same women know about the relationship between smoking and breast cancer? 'Methods: A 10 question survey was developed which aims to ascertain pregnant women's knowledge about breastfeeding protective factors and risks to a woman's health from smoking cigarettes. Participants are being solicited from the outpatient obstetrical clinics at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. 100 respondents of the 196 total have thus far participated 'Results: Demographics83% are between the ages of 25 to 35; 48% have a bachelor's degree; 26% have a masters degree;51% are in their first pregnancy; 30% are in their third pregnancy Breastfeeding 43% previously breastfed for 1-6 months; 22% for 6-12 months; 15% for 12-18 months; 57% have receive NO breastfeeding education; 89% say that breastfeeding helps the mother to bond with her baby;68% say that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer; 24% say that breastfeeding delays a woman's menses; 77% say that breastfeeding does not help with child spacing Smoking12% are smokers; 88% do not smoke; 26% are trying to quit; 41% plan to stop smoking; 90% say; smoking is a risk for heart disease; 19% say smoking is a risk for bone fracture;50% say smoking is a risk for breast cancer while 50% say it is not; 51% say smoking is a risk for infertility 'Conclusion: Of those surveyed it is apparent that most are well educated. Although more than half have received NO education about breastfeeding, still these women are knowledgeable about some benefits of breastfeeding. Most who have had a pregnancy have breastfed, 37% breastfeeding longer than 6 months. Most know that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer. Most do not smoke. Most know smoking is a risk for heart disease and infertility. However, the majority do not know that smoking increases risk for bone fracture. Half of the women know that smoking increases the risk for breast cancer
Keywords:
Pregnancy; Breastfeeding and breast cancer; Smoking and breast cancer
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST30
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titlePregnant Women's Knowledge about Smoking, Breastfeeding and Breast Canceren
dc.contributor.authorAbbyad, Christine W.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Thetaen
dc.author.detailsChristine W. Abbyad, PhD, RN, cw07@aub.edu.lben
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601638-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: Breastfeeding has been shown to be a protective factor against breast cancer. Lebanon has some of the lowest rates in the Middle East. While 96% of women initiate breastfeeding at birth, by 1 year only 27% are still being breastfed. Also, it has been shown that there is a relationship between breastfeeding and breast cancer especially for women who begin smoking before their first child. 31% of Lebanese women smoke and of those 25% smoke during pregnancy.Therefore this ongoing research aims to answer two questions: Do pregnant women who receive care at AUBMC know about the relationship between breastfeeding and breast cancer? Do those same women know about the relationship between smoking and breast cancer? 'Methods: A 10 question survey was developed which aims to ascertain pregnant women's knowledge about breastfeeding protective factors and risks to a woman's health from smoking cigarettes. Participants are being solicited from the outpatient obstetrical clinics at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. 100 respondents of the 196 total have thus far participated 'Results: Demographics83% are between the ages of 25 to 35; 48% have a bachelor's degree; 26% have a masters degree;51% are in their first pregnancy; 30% are in their third pregnancy Breastfeeding 43% previously breastfed for 1-6 months; 22% for 6-12 months; 15% for 12-18 months; 57% have receive NO breastfeeding education; 89% say that breastfeeding helps the mother to bond with her baby;68% say that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer; 24% say that breastfeeding delays a woman's menses; 77% say that breastfeeding does not help with child spacing Smoking12% are smokers; 88% do not smoke; 26% are trying to quit; 41% plan to stop smoking; 90% say; smoking is a risk for heart disease; 19% say smoking is a risk for bone fracture;50% say smoking is a risk for breast cancer while 50% say it is not; 51% say smoking is a risk for infertility 'Conclusion: Of those surveyed it is apparent that most are well educated. Although more than half have received NO education about breastfeeding, still these women are knowledgeable about some benefits of breastfeeding. Most who have had a pregnancy have breastfed, 37% breastfeeding longer than 6 months. Most know that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer. Most do not smoke. Most know smoking is a risk for heart disease and infertility. However, the majority do not know that smoking increases risk for bone fracture. Half of the women know that smoking increases the risk for breast canceren
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.subjectBreastfeeding and breast canceren
dc.subjectSmoking and breast canceren
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:51:26Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:51:26Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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