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Breast Cancer Screening Practices in a Tertiary Care Center in the State of Qatar: A Cross-Sectional Survey.

Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press) 2021 8;13:21-30. Epub 2021 Jan 8.

Department of Medical Oncology, National Centre for Cancer Care and Research, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in females. In Qatar, mortality related to breast cancer came in third after lung cancer and leukemia. In this study, we aim to comprehensively evaluate the rate of internal medicine residents and faculty compliance with breast cancer screening in Hamad Medical Corporation (Doha, Qatar), as well as to identify barriers and facilitators that could potentially augment changes to enhance physician-led cancer screening. Read More

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January 2021

Women's knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self- examination in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review.

Arch Public Health 2020 22;78:84. Epub 2020 Sep 22.

Research for Sustainable Development Consult, Sunyani, Ghana.

Background: Breast cancer (BC) is a non-communicable disease with increased morbidity and mortality. Early detection of BC contributes to prompt linkage to care and reduction of complications associated with BC. Breast self-examination (BSE) is useful for detecting breast abnormalities particularly in settings with poor access to healthcare for clinical breast examination and mammography. Read More

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September 2020

Perceived Fears, Barriers, and Benefits Regarding Breast Cancer Screening: A Comparison of Lebanese and Lebanese-American Women.

JCO Glob Oncol 2020 07;6:1200-1210

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT.

Breast cancer is the most prevalent malignancy among Lebanese women, and nearly half of these women are age < 50 years at diagnosis. Despite the current screening guidelines in Lebanon to start mammograms at 40 years of age, monthly self-breast examination, and yearly clinical breast examination, compliance with these recommendations remains low in both Lebanese and Lebanese-American women. This study aimed to examine different factors associated with breast cancer screening compliance in Lebanese and Lebanese-American women and determine and compare factors that predict breast cancer screening for these 2 groups. Read More

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Variation in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations by Primary Care Providers Surveyed in Wisconsin.

J Gen Intern Med 2020 09 3;35(9):2553-2559. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.

Background: Cancer screening is chiefly performed by primary care providers (PCPs) who rely on organizational screening guidelines. These guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations; however, they are often without unanimity leading to divergent screening recommendations.

Objective: Due to the high incidence of breast cancer, the availability of screening methods, and the presence of multiple incongruent guideline recommendations, we sought to understand breast cancer screening practices in Wisconsin to identify patterns that would allow us to improve evidence-based screening adherence. Read More

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September 2020

Knowledge and Health Seeking Behaviour of Breast Cancer Patients in Ghana.

Int J Breast Cancer 2019 1;2019:5239840. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC), Ghana Health Service, P.O. Box 200, Kintampo-BA, Ghana.

Background: Breast cancer is a major contributor to cancer-related deaths among women worldwide, despite the numerous measures employed to prevent and manage the disease. This study explored the knowledge and health seeking behaviour of breast cancer patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, from June 2014 to July 2014. Read More

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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Bangladeshi Women towards Breast Cancer: A Cross Sectional Study.

Mymensingh Med J 2019 Jan;28(1):96-104

Professor Shirin Akter Begum, Professor, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh; E-mail:

In Bangladesh incidence rate of breast cancer was about 22.5 per 100000 females. Breast cancer has been reported as the highest prevalence rate (19. Read More

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January 2019

Factors associated with breast cancer screening awareness and practices of women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

BMC Womens Health 2019 01 7;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Breast cancer is a global health problem being the most common cancer of women in both developed and under-developed countries. Public and individual awareness can play a vital role in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. However evidence is sparse on awareness and practice of breast cancer screening methods used among women of reproductive age in Ethiopia. Read More

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January 2019

Breast Cancer Screening Awareness and Practices Among Women Attending Primary Health Care Centers in the Ghail Bawazir District of Yemen.

Clin Breast Cancer 2019 02 20;19(1):e20-e29. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hadhramout University of Science and Technology, Mukalla, Yemen.

Introduction: Women with from breast cancer often present to health care facilities with an advanced stage of disease. This study assessed the breast cancer screening awareness and practices among women presenting to primary health care centers in the Ghail-Bawazir district of Yemen.

Material And Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Read More

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February 2019

Characteristics and diagnosis of pregnancy and lactation associated breast cancer: Analysis of a self-reported regional registry.

Am J Surg 2018 10 20;216(4):809-812. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, United States.

Background: Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is the most common malignancy in pregnancy. However due to its infrequent occurrence, PABC continues to be poorly understood.

Methods: We performed a retrospective study using self-reported data from 1079 eligible women in a regional breast cancer registry. Read More

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October 2018

Knowledge and Attitudes About Breast Cancer in Limpopo, South Africa.

J Glob Oncol 2017 Oct 8;3(5):509-514. Epub 2017 Feb 8.

, University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Cape Town; , University of Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa; , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and , Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and , Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Purpose: Breast cancer survival is unacceptably low in many low-resource settings, including rural South Africa, where access to screening and treatment services is limited. To describe the context for implementing an early detection program, we assessed knowledge and attitudes toward breast cancer risk, early detection, and treatment.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among 243 women presenting to Hlokomela Clinic in Hoedspruit, South Africa, during April and May 2016. Read More

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October 2017

Profile of Breast Diseases in Post Pubertal Women Assessed By Clinical Breast Examination - A Community Based Study in Rural Pondicherry.

J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Feb 1;10(2):PC07-11. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth , Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry, India .

Introduction: Breast diseases in women, whether benign or malignant, are very commonly encountered. Benign diseases are under reported and cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality in women. This study was undertaken with an aim to study the profile of various breast disease in the community. Read More

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February 2016

Knowledge and Beliefs of Breast Self-Examination and Breast Cancer among Market Women in Ibadan, South West, Nigeria.

PLoS One 2015 25;10(11):e0140904. Epub 2015 Nov 25.

Discipline of Public Health Medicine, College of Health Science, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Background: In most resource constrained settings like Nigeria, breast self-examination self-breast examination (BSE) is culturally acceptable, religious friendly and attracts no cost. Women's knowledge and beliefs about breast cancer and its management may contribute significantly to medical help-seeking behaviours. This study aimed to assess knowledge and beliefs of BSE among market women. Read More

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Relationship of intimate partner violence to health status, chronic disease, and screening behaviors.

J Interpers Violence 2013 Aug;28(12):2581-92

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

While victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) have increased risk of chronic disease, little is known about their preventive screening behaviors. The objective of this study was to relate IPV to health status, chronic disease, and preventive screening behaviors. We hypothesized that women who reported poorer health statuses, higher rates of HIV, no primary care, and less-frequent HIV testing, breast exams, and Pap smears would be more likely to experience IPV. Read More

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Knowledge and practices on breast and cervical cancer screening methods among female health care workers: a Sri Lankan experience.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2012 ;13(4):1193-6

National Cancer Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

Breast and cervical cancer are the most common causes of cancer mortality among women worldwide, but they are largely preventable. There are limited data on knowledge and practices on screening methods of breast and cervical cancers among female health care workers in Sri Lanka, in spite of having an organized screening programme islandwide. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 219 female health care workers including public health midwives (68. Read More

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January 2013

Self examination for breast and testicular cancers: a community-based intervention study.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2010 ;11(2):383-6

Clifton Medical Services, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Prevalence of cancers is growing rapidly in all parts of the word with Pakistan being no exception. Prevention is the best option to tackle this rising epidemic. Screening, early detection and health awareness programs are the cornerstones in this regard. Read More

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Three city feasibility study of a body empowerment and HIV prevention intervention among women with drug use histories: Women FIT.

J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2010 Sep;19(9):1705-13

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA.

Background: New intervention models are needed for HIV prevention among drug-using women.

Methods: The Women Fighting Infection Together (Women FIT) feasibility study enrolled 189 women in three U.S. Read More

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September 2010

Self-examination for breast and testicular cancers: a community-based intervention study.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2010 ;11(1):145-8

Clifton Medical Services, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

The prevalence of cancers is growing rapidly in all parts of the word and Pakistan is no exception. Prevention is the best option to tackle this rising epidemic and screening, early detection and health awareness programs are cornerstones in this regard. A community-based interventional study was therefore her conducted to assess the effect of health education intervention about knowledge and practice of self-breast examination (SBE) among women and self-testicular examination (STE) among men. Read More

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November 2010

Factors associated with low screening for breast cancer in the Palestinian Authority: relations of availability, environmental barriers, and cancer-related fatalism.

Cancer 2010 Oct;116(19):4646-55

School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Background: The current study was conducted to assess screening behaviors in relation to cultural and environmental barriers among Palestinian women in the West Bank.

Methods: The participants were 397 women, ages 30 to 65 years, residing in the Palestinian Authority, and a stratified sample method was used (98.3% participation rate). Read More

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October 2010

The Asian Menopause Survey: knowledge, perceptions, hormone treatment and sexual function.

Maturitas 2010 Mar 16;65(3):276-83. Epub 2009 Dec 16.

Center for Menopause and Reproductive Medicine Research and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123 Ta-Pei Road, Niao-Sung Hsiang, Kaohsiung 83305, Taiwan.

Objective: To provide current insights into the opinions, attitudes, and knowledge of menopausal women in Asia regarding menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Study Design: Cross-sectional.

Main Outcome Measures: Between January 2006 and February 2006, 1000 postmenopausal women from China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong were interviewed to determine postmenopausal symptoms, HRT use and knowledge, breast discomfort and knowledge of breast cancer risks, and sexual function. Read More

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Screening practice and misplaced priorities.

Clin Transl Oncol 2009 Apr;11(4):228-36

Department of Medical Oncology, General Hospital of Lamia, Lamia, Greece.

Purpose: To estimate cancer screening coverage among a large sample of Greek individuals.

Methods: 7012 adults from 30 Hellenic areas were surveyed. Tests included: faecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy,chest X-ray, urine test, testicular examination,trans-rectal ultrasound, full blood count, skin examination,digital rectal examination, PSA, Pap test, mammography,clinical breast examination (CBE), self breast examination and breast ultrasound. Read More

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Responding to the challenges of breast cancer in egypt and other arab countries.

Nagi S El Saghir

J Egypt Natl Canc Inst 2008 Dec;20(4):309-12

Clinical Professor of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

Physicians in Egypt and other Arab and developing countries still have to deal on a daily basis with large numbers of patients with advanced stages of breast cancer at presentation. Efforts at measuring the magnitude of the breast cancer issues, epidemiology, and awareness, are now moving further in the right direction. We are now starting to face the challenges of early detection of breast cancer as well as the implementation of proper modern management. Read More

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December 2008

Health risk characteristics of Black female informal caregivers on welfare.

Clin Nurs Res 2008 Feb;17(1):20-31

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.

This exploratory study examines differences in health risk characteristics and perceived health by caregiver status in two groups of Black women, 37 informal caregivers and 20 noncaregivers, transitioning from welfare to work. Health risk characteristics were assessed with the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale and Healthier People Network Health Risk Appraisal-Version 6. Body mass index (BMI) calculations were based on the standard Centers for Disease Control formula. Read More

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February 2008

Associations between the use of complementary and alternative medications and demographic, health and lifestyle factors in mid-life Australian women.

Climacteric 2005 Sep;8(3):271-8

Centre for Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Objective: To determine the prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medications (CAMs) used by menopausal women living in South-East Queensland, Australia; and profile the women who are using CAMs through sociodemographic characteristics, self-rated health status, lifestyle and preventative health strategies.

Method: This study was a secondary data analysis of data collected by postal questionnaire from 886 women aged 48-67 years participating in the Queensland Midlife Women's Health Study. The outcome measure was CAM use, distinguished by three categories: herbal therapies, phytoestrogens and nutritional intake (supplements and healthy eating). Read More

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September 2005

Quality of preventive clinical services among caregivers in the health and retirement study.

J Gen Intern Med 2004 Aug;19(8):875-8

Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA.

We examined the association between caregiving for a spouse and preventive clinical services (self-reported influenza vaccination, cholesterol screening, mammography, Pap smear, and prostate cancer screening over 2 years and monthly self-breast exam) for the caregiver in a cross-sectional analysis of the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults aged > or = 50 years (N = 11,394). Read More

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Racial differences in preventive practices of African-American and Hispanic women.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Apr;51(4):515-8

Department of Internal Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Objectives: To compare the use of preventive practices of Hispanic- and African-American women aged 50 and older.

Design: A cross-sectional survey.

Setting: Inpatient and outpatient units of a teaching hospital located in South Central Los Angeles. Read More

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A multicenter study of women's self-reported reproductive health after spinal cord injury.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999 Nov;80(11):1420-8

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

Objective: Little attention has been given to women's reproductive health issues in the disabled population. This study documents the unique reproductive health conditions, complications, and behaviors in women with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Subjects: A total of 472 women at least 18 years of age who were at least 1 year post-SCI. Read More

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November 1999

Cancer screening practices among primary care physicians serving Chinese Americans in San Francisco.

West J Med 1999 Mar;170(3):148-55

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0560, USA.

Previous research has reported a lack of regular cancer screening among Chinese Americans. The overall objectives of this study were to use a mail survey of primary care physicians who served Chinese Americans in San Francisco to investigate: a) the attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening and b) factors influencing the use of these cancer screening tests. The sampling frame for our mail survey consisted of: a) primary care physicians affiliated with the Chinese Community Health Plan and b) primary care physicians with a Chinese surname listed in the Yellow Pages of the 1995 San Francisco Telephone Directory. Read More

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Durability of improved physician early detection of cancer after conclusion of intervention support.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 1994 Jun;3(4):335-40

Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755.

Physicians can potentially play an important role in the early detection of cancer. Interventions designed to encourage these activities have been shown to improve physician performance for up to 1 year. To assess their real value, improved physician performance must be judged over the longer term. Read More

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Health status, health perceptions, and health behaviors of young adult women.

Int J Nurs Stud 1993 Dec;30(6):527-35

Marquette University, College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

A descriptive, exploratory study of 76 young adult women enrolled in a women's health course at a large, midwestern university was undertaken to identify their current health status, health perceptions, and general health behaviors. Two groups of young adult females participated, nursing students (n = 38) and non-nursing students (n = 38). The panel of young adult women in this study reported their health as good or excellent, viewed health as very important and generally used positive health practices. Read More

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December 1993

Attitudes versus performance in providing gynecologic care to adolescents by pediatricians.

J Adolesc Health Care 1989 May;10(3):203-8

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island, Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 11042.

This study ascertained current pediatric attitudes verses performance in caring for adolescent females in private practices in a suburban area. Sixty-seven randomly selected pediatricians were given a confidential questionnaire; 90% responded. Areas assessed were attitudes and practice about sexual history, breast examination, teaching self-breast examination, and vaginal examination. Read More

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