Level of knowledge and behavior of family health personnel workers in Izmir about early diagnosis for breast and cervix cancer.
|Abstract||The present study was carried out to measure knowledge level and behavior of family health personnel (FHP) in Izmir on early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers.|
Level of awareness of cervical and breast cancer risk factors and safe practices among college teachers of different states in india: do awareness programmes have an impact on adoption of safe practices?
|Journal Title||asian pacific journal of cancer prevention : apjcp|
|Publication Year Start||2016-01-01|
PMID- 25824787 OWN - NLM STAT- MEDLINE DCOM- 20160201 LR - 20170308 IS - 2476-762X (Electronic) IS - 1513-7368 (Linking) VI - 16 IP - 6 DP - 2015 TI - Level of knowledge and behavior of family health personnel workers in Izmir about early diagnosis for breast and cervix cancer. PG - 2501-5 AB - PURPOSE: The present study was carried out to measure knowledge level and behavior of family health personnel (FHP) in Izmir on early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population of this cross-sectional study was not selected. A questionnaire was applied to all FHP to measure knowledge level and behavior about cancer. The participation rate was 88%. Breast examination, mammography analysis, Papanicolaou smear applications were determined as dependent variables, and knowledge level about breast and cervical cancer, age, professional time as FHP as independent variables. Data were evaluated using definitive statistics, chi-square and logistic regression tests in SPSS software package for Windows 15.0. RESULTS: A total of 970 family health personnel participated in the research. The age range was 20-45 years (82.4%). Mean age was 37.9+/-7.4. Response rate was 87.3%. Of the participants, 88.4% performed breast self-examination. Rate of performing mammography at least once was 24.1%. Rate of performing Pap-smear examination at least once was 61.0%. In logistic regression analyses, it was determined that people with knowledge on breast and cervical cancer were those performing breast self-examination, mammography and Pap-smear examinations (p<0.05. CONCLUSIONS: It is essential that the knowledge, behavior and manners of health providers on early diagnosis for cancer increases awareness in the general population and provides information on execution ofthe most effective methods for generating a healthy society. FAU - Yasli, Gokben AU - Yasli G AD - Bornava Community Health Center, Izmir, Turkey E-mail : [email protected] FAU - Turhan, Ebru AU - Turhan E FAU - Eser, Sultan AU - Eser S FAU - Tozun, Mustafa AU - Tozun M FAU - Oguz, Murat AU - Oguz M FAU - Alpay, Fatma AU - Alpay F LA - eng PT - Journal Article PL - Thailand TA - Asian Pac J Cancer Prev JT - Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP JID - 101130625 SB - IM MH - Adult MH - Awareness MH - Breast Neoplasms/diagnosis/prevention & control/*psychology MH - Breast Self-Examination MH - Cross-Sectional Studies MH - Early Detection of Cancer/*psychology MH - Family Health MH - Female MH - Follow-Up Studies MH - *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice MH - Health Personnel/*psychology MH - Humans MH - Mammography MH - Mass Screening/*psychology MH - Middle Aged MH - Occupational Health MH - Papanicolaou Test MH - Prognosis MH - Risk Factors MH - Surveys and Questionnaires MH - Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/diagnosis/prevention & control/*psychology MH - Vaginal Smears EDAT- 2015/04/01 06:00 MHDA- 2016/02/02 06:00 CRDT- 2015/04/01 06:00 PHST- 2015/04/01 06:00 [entrez] PHST- 2015/04/01 06:00 [pubmed] PHST- 2016/02/02 06:00 [medline] PST - ppublish SO - Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16(6):2501-5.