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Title: Breast self-examination and risk factors of breast cancer
Alternative title / Subtitle: awareness of Jordanian
Authors: Amasha, Hadayat A.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Self-consciousness (Awareness);Καρκίνος του μαστού;Αυτοψηλάφηση μαστού;Επίγνωση;Νοσηλευτικό προσωπικό;Ιορδανία;Breast cancer;Breast self-examination;Jordanian nurses
Subjects: Medicine
Gynecology
Oncology
Jordan
Ιατρική
Γυναικολογία
Ογκολογία
Ιορδανία
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2014
Sep-2013
Date of availability: 19-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Performing breast self-examination (BSE) every month, starting at age 20 is an important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. Early detection of breast cancer plays a leading role in reducing mortality rates and improving patients' prognosis. Aim: The purpose of the current study was to determine Jordanian nurses' practice of BSE and knowledge about risk factors of breast cancer. Method and Material: A descriptive study design was used, with a sample of convenience 112 of registered nurses and midwives in Zarqa city, Jordan between January and March 2011. A self- administered questionnaire was used for data collection. Results: mean age of the respondents was 29.5; (SD=8.3) years and ranged from 18 to 55 years. More than half of the studied group married and 47.3% worked for more than 5 years 95.5% had no previous breast health problems and family history of breast cancer was reported by 12.5%. Only 19.4% of the studied sample performed BSE regularly. The practice of BSE was not significantly associated with socio-demographic characteristics. Conclusion: study findings suggested that there were gaps between knowledge and practice of BSE among Jordanian nurses.
Description: Research article
Language: English
Citation: Amasha, H. (September 2013) Breast self-examination and risk factors of breast cancer: awareness of Jordanian. “Health Science Journal”. 7 (3). p. 303-314.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11400/1421
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 7, τεύχος 3 (Ιουλ. - Σεπ. 2013)

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