Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 429-434

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Abdullah Nasser Alomair, Dania Ghazi Felemban, Mohannad Sami Felemban, Jameel Abdullah Awadain, Ammar Saud Altowairqi, Nawaf Fawzan Alfawzan, Fatimah Mohammed Almazayen, Abdulrahman Jalwi Korkoman, Nawaf Saad Alrusayyis.

ABSTRACT

Background: Breast cancer is the most common of all female cancers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This study aims to determine knowledge, attitude, and practice toward Breast Self-Examination (BSE) and also to explore the knowledge about breast cancer, among Saudi female students at King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh. Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among 422 female students at KSU by using a self-administered questionnaire. Results: The study showed that the majority of participants (57.4%) had a moderate level of knowledge of breast cancer. The major source of information (39.8%) about BSE was mass media. Among the participants, 52.2% of the respondents had adequate overall knowledge toward BSE, 64.01% of participants had a positive attitude toward BSE, and only 18% of all respondents perform BSE. There was a significant difference between the overall knowledge and practice of BSE (p < 0.005). Conclusion: Most female students had a poor practice of BSE. Mass media is an important source of information about BSE to improve awareness among the community.

Keywords:
Breast cancer, breast self-examination, Riyadh.


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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Abdullah Nasser Alomair
King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Dania Ghazi Felemban
University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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Mohannad Sami Felemban
King Faisal Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Jameel Abdullah Awadain
Alsharayea Primary Healthcare, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Ammar Saud Altowairqi
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Nawaf Fawzan Alfawzan
King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fatimah Mohammed Almazayen
Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Jalwi Korkoman
King Khaled University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Nawaf Saad Alrusayyis
Sharqa University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Nasser Alomair, King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; Anasseralomair@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 18 Dec 2019
Accepted 04 Jan 2020
Published online 14 Jan 2020

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Alomair AN, Felemban DG, Felemban MS, Awadain JA, Altowairqi AS, Alfawzan NF, Almazayen FM, Korkoman AJ, Alrusayyis NS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 429-434. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


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Alomair AN, Felemban DG, Felemban MS, Awadain JA, Altowairqi AS, Alfawzan NF, Almazayen FM, Korkoman AJ, Alrusayyis NS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=78483 [Access: February 18, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


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Alomair AN, Felemban DG, Felemban MS, Awadain JA, Altowairqi AS, Alfawzan NF, Almazayen FM, Korkoman AJ, Alrusayyis NS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 429-434. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


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Alomair AN, Felemban DG, Felemban MS, Awadain JA, Altowairqi AS, Alfawzan NF, Almazayen FM, Korkoman AJ, Alrusayyis NS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 18, 2020]; 4(2): 429-434. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


Harvard Style

Alomair, A. N., Felemban, . D. G., Felemban, . M. S., Awadain, . J. A., Altowairqi, . A. S., Alfawzan, . N. F., Almazayen, . F. M., Korkoman, . A. J. & Alrusayyis, . N. S. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (2), 429-434. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


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Alomair, Abdullah Nasser, Dania Ghazi Felemban, Mohannad Sami Felemban, Jameel Abdullah Awadain, Ammar Saud Altowairqi, Nawaf Fawzan Alfawzan, Fatimah Mohammed Almazayen, Abdulrahman Jalwi Korkoman, and Nawaf Saad Alrusayyis. 2020. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 429-434. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


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Alomair, Abdullah Nasser, Dania Ghazi Felemban, Mohannad Sami Felemban, Jameel Abdullah Awadain, Ammar Saud Altowairqi, Nawaf Fawzan Alfawzan, Fatimah Mohammed Almazayen, Abdulrahman Jalwi Korkoman, and Nawaf Saad Alrusayyis. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 429-434. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


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Alomair, Abdullah Nasser, Dania Ghazi Felemban, Mohannad Sami Felemban, Jameel Abdullah Awadain, Ammar Saud Altowairqi, Nawaf Fawzan Alfawzan, Fatimah Mohammed Almazayen, Abdulrahman Jalwi Korkoman, and Nawaf Saad Alrusayyis. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 429-434. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alomair, A. N., Felemban, . D. G., Felemban, . M. S., Awadain, . J. A., Altowairqi, . A. S., Alfawzan, . N. F., Almazayen, . F. M., Korkoman, . A. J. & Alrusayyis, . N. S. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination toward breast cancer among female students at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 429-434. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576668182


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