COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE TOWARD BREAST CANCER IN SEKYERE EAST DISTRICT-GHANA

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Francess Dufie Azumah John Onzaberigu Nachinaab, Mr. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-2155

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The study was conducted to determine the knowledge level of women on breast cancer, respondents’ perceptions about breast cancer and the attitude of the people toward breast cancer in the Sekyere East District-Ghana. The study adopted quantitative approach by collecting data through the use of questionnaire from 97 women, who were selected through stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The study established that the respondents demonstrated their knowledge level of breast cancer in their breast cancer practices and their source of information of breast cancer which most of the respondents stated that they got to know of breast cancer through the hospital. It was also established that most of the women in the study area practice Breast Self-Examination. The study also established that the women who did not practice BSE regularly felt that they did not have the breast problem, felt uncomfortable doing BSE. The study also found that respondents perceived Clinical Breast Examination as expensive and time wasting. The study recommended women should practice Breast Self-Examination (BSE).

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Azumah, F., & Nachinaab, J. (2017, June 30). COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE TOWARD BREAST CANCER IN SEKYERE EAST DISTRICT-GHANA. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 5(6), 221-235. Retrieved from http://ijier.net/ijier/article/view/733
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Francess Dufie Azumah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Science

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