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Factors Delaying Presentation of Sudanese Breast Cancer Patients: an Analysis Using Andersen's Model
- Salih, Alaaddin M (Faculty of Medicine, International University of Africa) ;
- Alfaki, Musab M (National Academy of Health Sciences) ;
- Alam-Elhuda, Dafallah M (Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum) ;
- Nouradyem, Momin M (National Ribat University and Central Police Hospitals, National Ribat University)
- Published : 2016.06.01
Purpose: A multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study was conducted to assess factors delaying presentation of breast cancer cases. Materials and Methods: Data were collected from a pair of highly specialized referral centers, both located in the center of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. For a total of 153 eligible respondents, durations of delay, clinicodemographic factors and reasons of referral were collected from our respondents through self-administered questionnaires. Logistic regression analysis and ANOVA were used to test the relation between periods of delay and different factors. Odd ratios (OR's) and their correspondent Confidence intervals (95% CI's). Delay periods were studied with Andersen's model. Results: The average duration of delay in our study was 11.9 (
Breast cancer;delayed presentation;late;advanced stage;Sudanese women
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