ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE REGARDING BREAST CANCER AMONG HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS OF TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Altaf Ali Mangi
Awais Ahmed Juno
Waseem Abbas Malhani
Nadeem Lund
S. Muhammad Mubashir Shah
Saleem Ahmed Joyo

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the knowledge and practice of risk factors, symptoms and screening for breast cancer amongst
health care professionals.
Material and Methods: It was a descriptive cross sectional study conducted in a Tertiary care Hospital of larkana
Sindh-Pakistan from June 2016 to feb 2017.A total 500 questionnaires were distributed among the health care professionals
of tertiary care Hospital of larkana, the sample was taken using the sample random technique . From a total of
500 about 485 returned the filled questionnaire leaving the response rate 97%.
Results: From the total sample, 54.(63%) were females and 45.(36%) were the males .Among the health care professionals
92% consultants were aware that obesity is one of the risk factor for breast cancer and the 75% nurses were
knowing the same. Moreover 80% Pharmacist are knowing that late menopause is a risk factor for breast cancer and
62.7% dispenser were knowing this .
Conclusion: Health care professionals have fairly good awareness regarding the risk factors, symptoms and role of
mammography.

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