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Knowledge, attitude and practice of public on breast cancer screening: a systematic review

Shalihin, Mohd Shaiful Ehsan and Ramlee, Nor Aishah and Azhar, Amirah and Mohd Zaki, Anis Arisha Fatiha and Md Nor, Azmi and Md Aris, Mohd Aznan (2021) Knowledge, attitude and practice of public on breast cancer screening: a systematic review. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 15 (3). pp. 13-24. ISSN 1985-1758 E-ISSN 2710-7353

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Breast cancer is among the commonest cancers that affect women worldwide. Nevertheless, many patients were diagnosed with breast cancer in the terminal stage due to their late presentation to healthcare centres despite the advanced development of screening modalities. Therefore, a systematic review was conducted to summarize the trend of knowledge, attitude, and practice level of breast cancer screening among the public globally. Review identification was performed in database search using PubMed, Scopus and CINAHL. Based on the criteria consisting of full papers in English published from January 2010 to September 2020, 27 articles were eligible for review. The systematic review revealed that the public had inadequate knowledge, negative attitudes, and poor practice on breast cancer screening. Educational programmes should be implemented among communities. Communication skills training must be instilled among healthcare workers to raise knowledge of breast cancer that can influence the attitude and practice of the public on breast cancer screening positively.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6934/92811
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, screening, breast cancer
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Shaiful Ehsan Shalihin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 22:07
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 22:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92811

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