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The prevalence of practicing breast self-examination and knowledge of breast cancer disease among women attending secondary health facility

Julius Gbenga Olaogun, , , Olakunle Muyiwa Odesanmi, Oladapo Atolagbe Adesua
Published: 27 September 2017

Abstract: Background: Early diagnosis has been shown to improve the prognosis of breast cancer, hence breast self-examination (BSE) as a screening method may have its benefits. The aim of the present study is to determine the prevalence of BSE practice, the correctness of the practice steps and the knowledge of breast cancer disease among women attending secondary health facility.Methods: The study was a descriptive study among women attending antenatal care and immunization clinics at State Specialist Hospital, Ikere-Ekiti between October and December 2015. A total of 238 women seen during the period and who consented to participate in the study were included. Structured self-administered questionnaire was used and data obtained was analyzed using SPSS version 20. Level of significance was set at P
Keywords: Breast Cancer Knowledge / Breast Self-examination / Secondary Health Facility

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