Knowledge and practice of breast self-examination among female non-medical students in Universiti Kebangasaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi

Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, Ahlam S. Mohamed, Saladina Jaszle Jasmin

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Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is a process whereby women examine their breasts regularly to detect any abnormal swelling or lumps in order to seek prompt medical attention. The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge and practice of BSE among female non-medical students in UKM, Bangi. A cross-sectional study was conducted using self-administered and validated questionnaire among 364 students. The results showed that only 37.1% performs BSE and 45% of the students have good knowledge. Age, marital status, using internet and pamphlets as source of information, personal, and family history of BC, were significantly associated with knowledge level of students. Practice of BSE was significantly associated with knowledge level. From multivariate analysis, BSE was more likely to be done among students with family history, students who using internet and pamphlet as sources of information, also among students with good knowledge. As conclusions, the practice of BSE is inadequate among the respondents in spite of most of them had heard about BSE. The results suggest the need of providing continuing educational programs to increase the knowledge level on BSE which in turn will have a positive effect on students to practice and motivate to perform BSE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Breast Self-Examination
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Students
Pamphlets
Internet
Marital Status
Breast
Multivariate Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Breast self-examination
  • Knowledge
  • Malaysia
  • Practice
  • Universiti Kebangasaan Malaysia

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Knowledge and practice of breast self-examination among female non-medical students in Universiti Kebangasaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi. / Hassan, Mohd Rohaizat; Ghazi, Hasanain Faisal; Mohamed, Ahlam S.; Jasmin, Saladina Jaszle.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. 51-58.

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