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Breast Cancer Knowledge and Screening Behavior among Female School Teachers in Gaza City
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 Title & Authors
Breast Cancer Knowledge and Screening Behavior among Female School Teachers in Gaza City
Abu-Shammala, Bissan Ismail; Abed, Yehia;
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 Abstract
A cross-sectional survey of 370 female teachers working at Governmental schools in Gaza city was conducted. Twenty four schools were selected randomly of all female schools of the city that included primary, preparatory and secondary. In each school all-female teachers aged 35-45 year were invited to fill out a self-administered questionnaire to investigate knowledge and behavior toward breast cancer screening. The survey revealed that more than 75% of women had never undergone clinical breast examination and 60% had never undergone mammography, whereas 62% performed breast self-examination (BSE). Women who performed BSE had significantly higher knowledge about breast cancer screening (P
 Keywords
Breast cancer screening;behavior;knowledge;Gaza strip;women teachers;
 Language
English
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