Title

The relationship of sociodemographic profile to the knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards breast cancer among women aged 18 to 80 years old in Dasmariñas, Cavite, 2014

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Breast Neoplasms

Abstract

This study utilized a cross-sectional type of research design. The population of the study included 119 women aged 18-80 years old and currently residing in Dasmariñas, Cavite and selected using multi-stage random sampling. A self-administered questionnaire was utilized and adapted from the study of Cajigas et al. (2012). Data was analyzed through mean, ANOVA, Kruskall-Wallis test and t-test. The study concluded that the respondents had good knowledge regarding the risk factors and signs and symptoms of breast cancer; however, this level of knowledge was still considered inadequate. The respondents also had a low positive towards susceptibility to cancer, seriousness, barriers to breast self-examination, and confidence and health motivation. The respondents were also not aware of breast self-examination. Educational attainment was found to be associated with the level of knowledge and practice of breast self-examination. Family income was also associated with the level of knowledge regarding breast cancer.

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