Knowledge and Practice of Breast Self Examination and Pap Smear Screening Among a Group of Electronics Women Workers

Heng Leng Chee, S. Rashidah, Khadijah Shamsuddin, S. Y Sharifah Zainiyah

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Abstract

A total of 486 Malaysian women electronics workers participated in a study of reproductive health knowledge and cancer screening. The practice of Breast Self Examination (BSE) was found to be related to educational attainment; while ever having had a Pap smear was found to be related to being older than 30 years old, being ever married, living with family or relatives, and not staying in hostels. Knowledge on reproductive health was found to be higher for older women, married women, living with family or relatives, not staying in hostels, ever having done BSE and ever having had a Pap smear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-329
Number of pages10
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

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Keywords

  • Breast self examination (BSE)
  • Electronics women workers
  • Pap smear

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  • Medicine(all)

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Knowledge and Practice of Breast Self Examination and Pap Smear Screening Among a Group of Electronics Women Workers. / Chee, Heng Leng; Rashidah, S.; Shamsuddin, Khadijah; Zainiyah, S. Y Sharifah.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 58, No. 3, 08.2003, p. 320-329.

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