The Relationship between Knowledge and Practice in Clinical Breast Examination among Women in Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords:Breast cancer, clinical breast examination, knoweledge, practice, Iraq
Aim: This study aims to determine both the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice in clinical breast examination in women and the relationship between knowledge and practice.Data collection was performed within a three-month period starting from February 2019 on.
Subjects and Method: A cross-sectional analytical study included 657 non-randomly selected women visiting primary health care centers in Baghdad city with an average of age between (20-59) years old.
Results: Only 51.8% ever heard of clinical breast examination. The mean knowledge score for clinical breast examination was (51.2±44). Only 5.5% of women performed regular clinical breast examinations. Participants who adequately practice clinical breast examination had a statistically significance higher mean score of knowledge than those without adequate clinical breast examination (100 vs 44.2), (P<0.001).
Conclusion: The study has concluded that practices of clinical breast examination were inadequate in the majority of participants and need to be improved by educational programs.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Taqi Mohammed Jwad Taher, Shaymaa Abdul Lateef Alfadhul, Zainab Abbas Hassooni, Luma Hikmat Al-Bayati, Ban Atta Najman, Iman kadhim Ajlan, Baraa Abdulsalam Hraiga, Alyaa Razzaq Abed, Roaa M. H. Shoker, Thaer Hashim AbdulMuttaleb, Gasik Aqeele
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