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Rural Women's Awareness about Breast Cancer in Southeastern Iran: a Cross-Sectional Study
- Balouchi, Abbas (Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Zabol University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Shahdadi, Hosien (Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences) ;
- AlKhasawneh, Esra ;
- Abdollahimohammad, Abdolghani (Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Firouzkouhi, Mohammadreza (Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Sarani, Hamed ;
- Gorgij, Afsaneh
- Published : 2016.06.01
Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. A very important factor in the timely treatment and prevention of progression is high breast cancer awareness. Rural women are at risk of latte stage breast cancer due to poor education and lack of access to medical facilities. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional-descriptive study was conducted on 266 women (out of 300) aged over 18 in rural areas of Zabol, Southeastern Iran during July 2015 to October 2015. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire that measured participant knowledge of breast cancer in four aspects (general awareness, risk factors, mammography, and symptoms). SPSS 22 was used for statistical analysis. Results: Out of 266 participants, age information was available for 261. The age range was between 19 and 62, with a mean of
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