Saudi Young Females' Level of Knowledge Regarding Cervical and Breast Cancer

Megahed, Mona (2012) Saudi Young Females' Level of Knowledge Regarding Cervical and Breast Cancer. International Journal of Nursing Science, 2 (5). pp. 47-52. ISSN 2167-7441 e-ISSN: 2167-745X

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Abstract

Abstract Breast cancer is currently the top cancer in women in the entire world, the most common cancer site in the 13 administrative regions of Saudi Arabia was breast cancer the leading cancer among women. Cervical cancer ranks as the 2nd most frequent cancer in women between 15-44 years of age. Incidence of cervical cancer in Saudi Arabia was 4.6 per 100.000 women. Our aim to evaluate level of knowledge regarding cervical and breast cancer among young females. A cross –sectional study was conducted from young females at science& Art College and health science college. Interviewing structured questionnaire was used to collect data.; the questionnaire divided into three parts covered socio- demographic data,breast cancer knowledge and cervical cancer knowledge among 215 students' with different age, parity and marital status were selected randomly. Out of 215 female student mean age was 22.6(9.4), 58% of study sample had unsatisfactory level of knowledge regarding cervical and breast cancer, only 21.9% Know HPV vaccine, Television and radio were the most frequent 74.9%, 59.5% source of knowledge about breast and cervical cancer among study sample. In conclusion more efforts must be focused in provide proper education and reassurance our young females about danger health issues .

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: College of Applied Medical Sciences - Mahyal Aseer > Nursing
Depositing User: MONA ELBASUONY
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 06:10
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 06:10
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/389

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