Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 12 - 2021
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Breast Cancer and Breast Self Examination amongWomen Attending Al-Mustfa Medical Center, Ombadda Locality, Khartoum State, Sudan (2018 - 2019)
Rayan Ibrahim Ata El Manan Ali*

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Rayan Ibrahim Ata El Manan Ali, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
Received: : August 12, 2021; Published: November 30, 2021


Background and Objective: Breast cancer is the major public health problem both in developed and developing countries, it is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide as well as in Sudan. Breast self-examination is one of the screening methods, it is a simple and quick procedure help in early detection of Breast lumps. The study aim to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and practice to breast cancer and breast self-examination and to identify the Barriers to Breast self-examination practice.

Method: A cross-sectional study conducted at Al Mustafa medical center in OMBADA locality among 380 females 20 years old and above. Data was collected using self administered and interview questionnaire and analyzed by SSPS version 23.

Results: The mean age of participants was 34.32 Years (SD = 11.34) About 64.5% had heard about Breast self-examination and 25% were practiced Breast self-examination. the level of practice was found to be significantly influenced with family history (p = 0.000) educational level (p = 0.00), and occupation (p = 0.00).

The most common reasons for not practicing Breast self-examination was the lack of knowledge about the Breast self-examination and do not know how to perform the technique correctly.

Conclusion: The study revealed a good level of knowledge regarding breast cancer and Breast self -examination but low level of practice in the study area.

Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Breast Cancer; Breast Self-Examination


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Citation: : Rayan Ibrahim Ata El Manan Ali. “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Breast Cancer and Breast Self Examination amongWomen Attending Al-Mustfa Medical Center, Ombadda Locality, Khartoum State, Sudan (2018 - 2019)”. EC Gynaecology 10.12 (2021): 68-76.

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