Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contact us Login 
 

Users Online: 321 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size

 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2001  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 73-78

Knowledge and attitude towards screening mammography among 400 women in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia


College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Fatma A Al-Mulhim
Department of Radiology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40044, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 23008654

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Objective: Assess knowledge and attitude of Saudi females towards screening mammography. Material and Methods: A sample of four hundred Saudi females were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Results: Positive family history of breast cancer was the most significant factor that was positively associated with individual knowledge and attitude towards screening mammography (p<0.00001). There was no significant association with the level of education. Poor knowledge and attitude were observed among 41.8% of all participants, especially in relation to not having mammography done or not wishing to have it done. There were 51 (12.8%) participants who had not had mam­mography done, but wished to have it, 25 (6.3%) participants who were undecided about having mammography done in the future, while 67 (16.8%) wished to have it done every one to two years. Conclusion: This study showed that there has been deficient knowledge and attitude towards screening mammography even among the highly educated, and stressed the need for health education on the importance of screening.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1861    
    Printed65    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded148    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

Advertise | Sitemap | What's New | Feedback | Disclaimer
© Journal of Family and Community Medicine | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow
Online since 05th September, 2010