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I Do Not Even Say "It" - a Mixed Methods Study on Breast Cancer Awareness of Omani Women
- Alkhasawneh, Esra (College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University) ;
- Siddiqui, Saad T (College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University) ;
- Leocadio, Michael (College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University) ;
- Seshan, Vidya (College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University) ;
- Al-Farsi, Yahya (College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University) ;
- Al-Moundhri, Mansour S (College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University)
- Published : 2016.06.01
Background: The incidence of breast cancer is rising in Oman, and the disease is diagnosed at late stages, when treatment success is limited. Omani women might benefit from better awareness, so that breast cancer can be detected early and treated. This study was conducted to assess Omani women's levels of breast cancer awareness and early detection practice, and explore factors which might influence these levels. Materials and Methods: A mixed methods study was conducted in 2014, including a quantitative survey of 1,372 and a qualitative assessment of 19 Omani women, aged
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