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Knowledge, Barriers and Attitudes Towards Breast Cancer Mammography Screening in Jordan
- Abu-Helalah, Munir Ahmad (Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University) ;
- Alshraideh, Hussam Ahmad (Operational Research, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology) ;
- Al-Serhan, Ala-Aldeen Ahmad (Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University) ;
- Kawaleet, Mariana (Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University) ;
- Nesheiwat, Adel Issa (Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University)
- Published : 2015.05.18
Background: Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Jordan. Current efforts are focused on annual campaigns aimed at increasing awareness about breast cancer and encouraging women to conduct mammogram screening. In the absence of regular systematic screening for breast cancer in Jordan, there is a need to evaluate current mammography screening uptake and its predictors, assess women's knowledge and attitudes towards breast cancer and screening mammograms and to identify barriers to this preventive service. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in six governorates in Jordan through face-to-face interviews on a random sample of women aged 40 to 69 years. Results: A total of 507 participants with mean age of
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