Factors related with breast self-examination in women: A cross-sectional study in Tehran Province, Iran

Irandoost, Seyed Fahim and Ahmadi, Sina and Sajjadi, Homeira and Rafiey, Hassan and Nejad, Farhad Nosrati and Gharehghani, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi and Soleimanvandiazar, Neda and Hosseini, Sayede Mahboobeh and Karimi, Salah Eddin (2020) Factors related with breast self-examination in women: A cross-sectional study in Tehran Province, Iran. medical science, 24 (101). pp. 190-200.

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Background: Breast self-examination is one of the primitive methods to diagnosis of breast cancer as one of the health problems in the world. Breast self-examination as a low costs and simple method that can be performed without the need for health personnel, can increase patient's survival chance through primitive diagnose of disease with more accurate diagnostic follow up. Considering the importance of breast self-examination, this study was conducted to determine an effective factor on breast self-examination among Tehranian women in 2018. Methods: In this Cross-sectional Study We surveyed a total of 859 women from Tehran that were participated in the study during the autumn 2018 about factors associated with Breast self-examination. Participant ages ranged from 30 to 65 years. Binary Logistic regression model was used to examine the relationship between Breast self-examination and a set of predictive variables. Result: Study result showed that 42.1% of participant performed breast self- examination at least once in their lifetime. associated with self-examination Multivariable model shows that age (OR=1.816; 95%CI=1.084-3.044), home status (OR=.430; 95%CI=.289-.640), ethnicity (OR=.638; 95%CI =.448-.90),birth place (OR=.502; 95%CI=.247-.968), marital status (OR=4.321; 95%CI=1.478-12.629), job status (OR=3.894; 95%CI=1.464-10.363), income (OR=2.023; 95%CI=1.066-3.840), Problem in breast (OR=.161; 95%CI=.110-.237), Preventive behaviors of breast cancer (OR=5.864; 95%CI=2.445-14.062) were predictive behaviors of breast self- examination. Conclusion: Findings suggested the requirement of increasing self - examination and enforcing Preventive behaviors of breast cancer with society-based education. Efforts to enhance literacy level and awareness of breast self-examination through educational interventions, media plans, and academic environments such as school and university should be one of the priorities in the field of breast cancer prevention in metropolitans and societies. Keywords:Breast Cancer; Screening; Breast Self-Examination; Breast Health Behavior

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast Cancer; Screening; Breast Self-Examination; Breast Health Behavior
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics
QZ pathology-Neoplasms
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 31 May 2020 06:28
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 05:02
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8541

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