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KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION AMONG FEMALE NON-MEDICAL STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITI KEBANGASAAN MALAYSIA (UKM) IN BANGI PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 May 2017 17:27

Mohd Rohaizat Hassan1, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi2, Ahlam S. Mohamed 1 and Saladina Jaszle Jasmin3

1Department of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2Community Medicine Unit, International Medical School, Management and Science University, Selangor, Malaysia.

3Endocrine and Breast Unit, department of Surgery, UKM Medical Centre

Corresponding author:

Dr Hasanain Faisal Ghazi

Community Medicine Unit,

International Medical School,

Management and Science University,

Selangor, Malaysia.

 

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ABSTRACT

Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is a process whereby women examine their breasts regularly to detect any abnormal swelling or lumps in order to seek prompt medical attention. The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge and practice of BSE among female non-medical students in UKM, Bangi. A cross-sectional study was conducted using self-administered and validated questionnaire among 364 students. The results showed that only 37.1% performs BSE and 45% of the students have good knowledge. Age, marital status, using internet and pamphlets as source of information, personal, and family history of BC, were significantly associated with knowledge level of students. Practice of BSE was significantly associated with knowledge level. From multivariate analysis, BSE was more likely to be done among students with family history, students who using internet and pamphlet as sources of information, also among students with good knowledge. As conclusions, the practice of BSE is inadequate among the respondents in spite of most of them had heard about BSE. The results suggest the need of providing continuing educational programs to increase the knowledge level on BSE which in turn will have a positive effect on students to practice and motivate to perform BSE.

Key word: Knowledge, Practice, Breast self-examination, Universiti Kebangasaan Malaysia, Malaysia.

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