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Knowledge and practice towards breast cancer screening among adult women in Gicumbi health district, Rwanda

Show simple item record Munyambaraga, Emile 2018-12-24T06:11:10Z 2018-12-24T06:11:10Z 2017
dc.description Master's Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. A very important factor in the timely treatment and prevention of progression is the knowledge and practice of BC screening. Public and individual awareness can play a vital role in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Objective: To assess the knowledge and practice towards breast cancer screening among women in Gicumbi health district, Rwanda. Methods: A cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted in April 2017 on a total of 256 women who were between 20 and over years who came to selected health center in Gicumbi Health District Northern Rwanda. Health centers were selected by simple random sampling technique and the study participants were selected using Systematic Random Sampling Technique. Data were collected by using a structured and pretested questionnaire. SPSS Version 21 was used for data entry and analysis. Cross tabulation and logistic were used to identify factors associated with knowledge and practice of BC screening. Data were presented by running descriptive statistics, numerical summary measures, frequencies, proportions, distributions were used to check for normality and also diagrams for describing the study population in relation to relevant variables. Results: The mean age of the respondents was 32 years. Overall 154(60.2%) of women had heard about breast cancer screening but only 31, 7% had good knowledge about BC screening and only 58(22.7%) had ever practiced BSE or CBE or had a mammogram. Knowledge on breast cancer were found associated with BC screening practice [OR=3.29; 95%CI (1.20-9.03)] Conclusion: This study revealed a low level of knowledge and practice about BC screening. There is a need to design and implement awareness creation program on screening for breast cancer to promote early detection and diagnosis in the prevent ion of breast cancer in women. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Rwanda en_US
dc.subject Medical screening en_US
dc.subject Breast Self-Exam en_US
dc.subject Clinical Breast Examination en_US
dc.title Knowledge and practice towards breast cancer screening among adult women in Gicumbi health district, Rwanda en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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