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IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 55-58

Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population

Authors: Talal Saad Almukhlifi, Ali Abdulaziz A Alanzan, Sultan Obaid Abdullah Alghuwainem, Sayil Turki M Alotaibi, Mohannad Abdullah A Alokifi, Mohammed Saad Bin Abdullah Alkhathlan, Khalid Fahad Almalki, Alwaleed Khalid Al-Ghannam, Nada Nasser Alkhashlan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most dangerous and common female cancers that lead to mortality in the majority of cases. Its prevalence is increasing globally. Knowledge regarding the disease is very essential in the early examination of breast cancer which could decrease the complications and mortality rates of the disease to larger extent. The rural areas lack resources, has limited economic growth and low level of education which could affect the awareness regarding such disease among the resident population. The present study was aimed at investigating the knowledge of breast cancer among rural women in the Saudi Arabian population. Methodology A cross-sectional study was conducted on women from rural areas of Saudi Arabia during the period between September 2018 to March 2019. The study employed a pre-designed questionnaire composed of two parts the first one investigating the demographics of the participants and the second part investigating their knowledge levels. Results: There were 400 females participated in this study, more than half of them (62%) were in the age range 20-39 years old. The mean SD of knowledge score was 37.5211.7, there were 62.3% subjects who had a good level of knowledge. Age, education, marital status and economic conditions were significantly associated with the level of knowledge. Conclusion: The study found that the level of knowledge about BC among rural women in this study was better than those reported previously among different regions from Saudi Arabia. The variation in the results may be attributed to the high education rates, age, and economic conditions which were positively associated with the level of knowledge regarding the disease.

Keywords:
Knowledge, breast cancer, rural women.


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Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population


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Talal Saad Almukhlifi
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Abdulaziz A Alanzan
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Sultan Obaid Abdullah Alghuwainem
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Sayil Turki M Alotaibi
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Mohannad Abdullah A Alokifi
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Saad Bin Abdullah Alkhathlan
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Fahad Almalki
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Alwaleed Khalid Al-Ghannam
College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
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Nada Nasser Alkhashlan
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia; dr.alialanzan@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 02 May 2019
Accepted 14 May 2019
Published online 26 Jun 2019
Published in print 15 Aug 2019

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Almukhlifi TS, Alanzan AAA, Alghuwainem SOA, Alotaibi STM, Alokifi MAA, Alkhathlan MSBA, Almalki KF, Al-Ghannam AK, Alkhashlan NN. Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population. IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 55-58. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi TS, Alanzan AAA, Alghuwainem SOA, Alotaibi STM, Alokifi MAA, Alkhathlan MSBA, Almalki KF, Al-Ghannam AK, Alkhashlan NN. Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=46727 [Access: September 23, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi TS, Alanzan AAA, Alghuwainem SOA, Alotaibi STM, Alokifi MAA, Alkhathlan MSBA, Almalki KF, Al-Ghannam AK, Alkhashlan NN. Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population. IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 55-58. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi TS, Alanzan AAA, Alghuwainem SOA, Alotaibi STM, Alokifi MAA, Alkhathlan MSBA, Almalki KF, Al-Ghannam AK, Alkhashlan NN. Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population. IJMDC. (2019), [cited September 23, 2019]; 3(9): 55-58. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi, T. S., Alanzan, . A. A. A., Alghuwainem, . S. O. A., Alotaibi, . S. T. M., Alokifi, . M. A. A., Alkhathlan, . M. S. B. A., Almalki, . K. F., Al-Ghannam, . A. K. & Alkhashlan, . N. N. (2019) Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population. IJMDC, 3 (9), 55-58. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi, Talal Saad, Ali Abdulaziz A Alanzan, Sultan Obaid Abdullah Alghuwainem, Sayil Turki M Alotaibi, Mohannad Abdullah A Alokifi, Mohammed Saad Bin Abdullah Alkhathlan, Khalid Fahad Almalki, Alwaleed Khalid Al-Ghannam, and Nada Nasser Alkhashlan. 2019. Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (9), 55-58. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi, Talal Saad, Ali Abdulaziz A Alanzan, Sultan Obaid Abdullah Alghuwainem, Sayil Turki M Alotaibi, Mohannad Abdullah A Alokifi, Mohammed Saad Bin Abdullah Alkhathlan, Khalid Fahad Almalki, Alwaleed Khalid Al-Ghannam, and Nada Nasser Alkhashlan. "Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 55-58. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi, Talal Saad, Ali Abdulaziz A Alanzan, Sultan Obaid Abdullah Alghuwainem, Sayil Turki M Alotaibi, Mohannad Abdullah A Alokifi, Mohammed Saad Bin Abdullah Alkhathlan, Khalid Fahad Almalki, Alwaleed Khalid Al-Ghannam, and Nada Nasser Alkhashlan. "Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.9 (2019), 55-58. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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Almukhlifi, T. S., Alanzan, . A. A. A., Alghuwainem, . S. O. A., Alotaibi, . S. T. M., Alokifi, . M. A. A., Alkhathlan, . M. S. B. A., Almalki, . K. F., Al-Ghannam, . A. K. & Alkhashlan, . N. N. (2019) Knowledge of breast cancer among rural women among Saudi Arabian population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (9), 55-58. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1556807668


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