Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Associated Factors of Breast Cancer Self-Examination among Urban Health Extension Workers in Addis Ababa, Central Ethiopia

Zeru, Yosef and Sena, Lelisa and Shaweno, Tamrat (2019) Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Associated Factors of Breast Cancer Self-Examination among Urban Health Extension Workers in Addis Ababa, Central Ethiopia. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, 7 (2). pp. 1662-1672.

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Abstract

Background & aim: Breast cancer is one of the leading cancer types among women. In Ethiopia, the knowledge, attitude and practice among health extension workers (HEWs) towards breast cancer self-examination are not well understood. Therefore, this study assessed knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of breast cancer self-examination (BCSE) and associated factors among HEWs. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from October to November 2017 among female HEWs in Addis Ababa, using self-administered questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess factors associated with KAP of the BCSE. Adjusted odds ratio (AOR) with 95 confidence interval (95 CI) was used to assess statistical significance. Results: A total of 453(89.2) HEWs participated in this study. Close to two-third (64.0) of the respondents had adequate knowledge on breast cancer signs, symptoms, and practice of BCSE. However, only 146(40.0) of the respondents practiced BCSE on a monthly basis. The majority (81.0) of the respondents had a positive attitude towards BCSE. Work experience ranging from one to four years (AOR: 2.8; 95CI: 1.2, 6.4)and �five years(AOR: 2.4; 95CI: 1.1, 5.7), familiarity with people who had history of breast cancer (AOR: 1.7; 95CI: 1.1, 2.6),perceived susceptibility (AOR: 1.8; 95 CI: 1.2, 3.0), and knowledge of BCSE(AOR: 2.3; 95 CI: 1.4, 3.7) were significant predictors of BCSE. Conclusion: More than half of HEWs had adequate knowledge and attitude towards BCSE; however, only a few put them into practice. With regard to in-service training focusing on severity, consequences and detection methods of breast cancer may enhance the BCSE practices of the HEWs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Midwifery&Reproductive Health J
Depositing User: jmrh jmrh
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 09:06
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 09:06
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11316

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