Knowledge, attitudes and practice of breast cancer screening among female personnel of Walailak University

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Abstract

Background

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide.

Methods

This study aimed to assess the knowledge, awareness and practice of breast cancer screening for early detection of breast cancer among female personnel at a university. A cross-sectional descriptive study was administered to female personnel of Walailak University in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Data were analysed by SPSS version 16.

Results

Among total of 217 female personnel, the lecturers and laboratory scientists and general officers had a significantly higher mean knowledge score about the practice of breast cancer screening than temporary employees (P < 0.0001). The level of education and income of respondents may be involved with this difference in knowledge (P < 0.05).

Conclusion

This study concludes that knowledge about the practice of breast cancer screening could be attributed to different career groups, level of education and income of respondents. There is a very urgent need for regular learning courses for personnel concerning knowledge about the practice of breast cancer screening especially for those personnel with less formal education and low income.

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