Knowledge Levels of Breast Cancer Among Women of Reproductive Age in Kenya a Case Study of Kitui Count
Introduction:
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality among women in the world today. Therefore rnthere is need for concerted efforts to advance interventions that seek to mitigate challenges associated with its screening. In rnKenya breast cancer accounts for 23 of cancerous diseases that affect women
Objectives:
The purpose of this study was to determine rnthe knowledge levels on breast cancer among women of reproductive age in Kitui County
Methodology:
The study design adopted was quasi-experimenta
Findings:
Results:
The individual score analysis on different aspect of breast cancer knowledge and awareness indicated that there was a rndirect positive impact of the CBHI on the knowledge on breast cancer among the respondents. Significant changes observed rnupon the implementation of CBHI on breast cancer included respondents in the intervention group who knew at least two rndanger signs for breast cancer increased to 3.8 Adj. OR3.895 P0.05 95CI: 2.538-5.979 those who knew the age related rnrisks associated with breast cancer increased by 4.1 Adj. OR4.128 P0.05 95CI: 2.940-5.797 and finally those who knew rnat least one Breast cancer screening method increased 7 fold among the intervention group after the rollout of CBHI Adj. rnOR7.011 P0.05 95CI: 4.138-11.880
Conclusion:
The impact of CBHI on knowledge of breast cancer was significant. As rna result more people in the intervention group were cognizant of different warning signs of breast cancer breast cancer screening rnmethods and that these opportunities facilitate early detection of breast cancer
Publication Information
Author(s):
Focus County(s):
Kitui County
Programme Area(s):
Non-Communicable Diseases
Research Priority Area(s):
cancer (Breast, cervix, prostrate, throat, stomach, ovaries and skin)
Disease Domain(s):
breast cancer
Document History:
Publication Date: 13.Oct.2020
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