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Title: Factors that influence breast cancer screening among women attending health care service at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in South Western Uganda
Authors: Nanjego, Violet Sharah
Keywords: Breast cancer screening
Women
Health care service
Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital
South Western Uganda
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Allied Health Sciences
Abstract: Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer affecting women and as the second related death among women worldwide. In Uganda, breast cancer is the commonest cancer after Kaposi’s sarcoma with the incidence of 23.4 per 100,000 women and women in Uganda look at breast cancer as a death sentence thus delay in seeking medical care. Currently in Uganda, breast screening and research centers are not well established. Aim: To find out the factors that influence breast cancer screening among women attending health care services from Mbarara regional referral hospital. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study conducted among women attending health care service from Mbarara regional referral hospital. The study was randomly done among 100 women who filled the questionnaires for determining the factors influence breast cancer screening among women attending health care service from Mbarara regional referral hospital. Results: The proportion of women attending health care from Mbarara regional referral hospital who have ever done breast cancer screening was still very low at 25% despite the early screening and breast cancer diagnosis campaigns made. Hospital based factors and socio-demographic factors have both a negative and positive correlation with breast cancer screening. Conclusion: Social demographic factors have a significant positive association with breast cancer screening and culture, religion and distance from the hospital have a negative correlation with breast cancer screening. Hospital based factors have a significant positive correlation with breast cancer screening. Recommendations: The ministry of health should diversify breast health education, work on a policy frame work to disseminate breast cancer screening information to women of all ages, should come up with a breast screening policy to facilitate consultation and screening, government should also intensify advertisements.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to School Of Allied Health Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Diploma In Clinical Medicine And Community Health at Kampala International University (Western Campus)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4701
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