Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 1-5

The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography

Authors: Nouf Marzuk Almutairi, Israa Shawky Khairy, Arwa Ahmed AlQahtani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Breast cancer is a progressive disease. Mammography has been related to a diminished danger of death from breast cancer. Lack of knowledge and wrong beliefs about breast cancer prevention among women has adverse effect on their perception of cure from early detection of cancer and screening tests effectiveness. This study was done to assess the beliefs of Saudi women towards the mammography, and to determine their attitude through mammography screening. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire was distributed to 228 females aged between 25-50 years during Oct. 2018 to Nov 2018. The study was conducted among the Saudi mothers in King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital. Results: The women of the present study had good beliefs (45.194.756) about screening by mammogram. Education level was highly associated with the beliefs about breast cancer mammogram; the highest score that denoted favorable attitudes reported with postgraduate high education (47.654.9, P < 0.0001). Age and family history of breast cancer of participants was not associated (P= 0.28, P=0.473) with their beliefs regarding breast cancer mammogram. Conclusion: The women of the present study have good beliefs about screening by mammogram. Educational level was highly associated with the beliefs about breast cancer mammogram; the highest score that denotes favorable attitudes were reported with postgraduate high education. Age and family history of breast cancer of participant women was not associated with their beliefs regarding breast cancer mammogram.

Keywords:
breast cancer, mammogram, knowledge, belief, screening.


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The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography


Authors
Nouf Marzuk Almutairi
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Israa Shawky Khairy
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Arwa Ahmed AlQahtani
Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; dr-nouf1@hotmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 26 Dec 2018
Accepted 31 Dec 2018
Published in print 01 Feb 2019

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Almutairi NM, Khairy IS, AlQahtani AA, . The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 1-5. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi NM, Khairy IS, AlQahtani AA, . The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=23408 [Access: July 23, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi NM, Khairy IS, AlQahtani AA, . The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 1-5. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi NM, Khairy IS, AlQahtani AA, . The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography. IJMDC. (2019), [cited July 23, 2019]; 3(1): 1-5. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi, N. M., Khairy, . I. S., AlQahtani, . A. A. & (2019) The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography. IJMDC, 3 (1), 1-5. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi, Nouf Marzuk, Israa Shawky Khairy, Arwa Ahmed AlQahtani, and . 2019. The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 1-5. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi, Nouf Marzuk, Israa Shawky Khairy, Arwa Ahmed AlQahtani, and . "The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 1-5. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi, Nouf Marzuk, Israa Shawky Khairy, Arwa Ahmed AlQahtani, and . "The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.1 (2019), 1-5. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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Almutairi, N. M., Khairy, . I. S., AlQahtani, . A. A. & (2019) The beliefs and attitudes of Saudi women toward mammography. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 1-5. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545856321


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