International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online)

Knowledge & Practice of Saudi Women about the Prevention of Breast Cancer
Prof. Dr. Salma Abdel Atty Moawed, Jawaher A. Bin Jumah

Abstract
Breast cancer is the most prevalent disease globally. This study done to find out the knowledge and practice would prevent the breast cancer among Saudi women. 200 women participated from three primary health care centers in Riyadh city were chosen purposely. The data was collected by structure interview questioners. The findings of this study was around 62.5% women reported that breast feeding could prevent breast cancer. Additionally, around 85.5% women reported that they applied the self-breast examination (SBE) once a month. This study showed there was a relationship between knowledge and skills to the breast cancer prevention that is highly a significant (P value 0.000). The findings of this study indicate that lack of knowledge would affect the prevention of breast cancer. Recommendations for nursing practice were involved the women from community in health education program. The nursing curricula must include how to do the BSE in the related courses.

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