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Screening and knowledge of mammography in Balok, Kuantan.

Tan, Kui Foung and Md Aris, Mohd Aznan and Khamis@Roslee, Norhayaty Sharman (2021) Screening and knowledge of mammography in Balok, Kuantan. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021, 14 December 2021, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Introduction: Breast cancer is the first-ranked cancer in Malaysia. However, Malaysians have a low screening rate for mammography. The objective of this study was to determine the screening and knowledge of mammography among patients attending Balok health clinic. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Balok Health clinic, Kuantan. 110 women aged 20 and above were recruited to complete the self-administrated validated questionnaire consisting of 2 sections. The first section is on the socio-demographic characteristics including the past history of mammography screening. The second section is on the knowledge of mammography where the total score of more than 70% was graded as good knowledge. The data were analysed using SPSS version 25. Results: The mean age of the respondents was 40.14 years (SD=12.98). The majority were under the age of 40 years (55.5%), married (90%), and housewives (50%). Only 29.1% of respondents had a history of mammography screening. There were 29.1% of respondents have a good knowledge of mammography. Multivariate analysis revealed that housewives (aOR=4.237, 95% CI: 1.290 to 13.914), single (aOR=6.967, 95%CI= 1.385 to 45.044), and a previous mammogram screening (aOR= 4.315, 95% CI= 1.598 to 11.648) were statistically associated with the good knowledge of mammography (p<0.05). Conclusion: Low percentage of women had performed mammography screening and majority of them have poor knowledge of mammography screening for breast cancer. It is essential to educate the public regarding the importance of mammography because good knowledge will lead to a higher rate of a mmography screening

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 4632/95544
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 15:19
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95544

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