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Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour of Women Working in Government Hospitals Regarding Breast Self Examination
- Yurdakos, Kursat (Samsun Maternity and Children Diseases, Turkish Ministry of Health) ;
- Gulhan, Yildirim Beyazit (Department of Health Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Okan University) ;
- Unalan, Demet (Halil Bayraktar Health Services Vocational College) ;
- Ozturk, Ahmet (Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University)
- Published : 2013.08.30
Background: Breast self examination (BSE), performed regularly every month, is one of the most important methods in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. This study was performed with the aim of establishing the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of women working in government hospitals within the province of Samsun regarding BSE. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted between January-March 2012, on a total of 550 women (500 health personnel, and 50 general administration services (GAS) workers) from 7 government hospitals and the Cancer Early Diagnosis, Screening, and Education Centre (CEDSEC). Percentages were used for the descriptive statistics, and the chi-square test for the evaluation of statistical importance. Values of p<0.05 were accepted as significant. Results: The mean age of the participants was
Breast cancer;health personnel;self breast examination;Turkey
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