Breast cancer knowledge and awareness among non-health sciences university students in Puncak Alam / Noor Syamira Mokhtar, Nurul Ellyna Mohd Noh and Nur Fatin Fatihah Ngah

Mokhtar, Noor Syamira and Mohd Noh, Nurul Ellyna and Ngah, Nur Fatin Fatihah (2016) Breast cancer knowledge and awareness among non-health sciences university students in Puncak Alam / Noor Syamira Mokhtar, Nurul Ellyna Mohd Noh and Nur Fatin Fatihah Ngah. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Background: High breast cancer mortality rate in Malaysia was contributed from the lacking of breast cancer knowledge and awareness which often lead to late diagnosis of the disease. Little known about the level of knowledge and awareness of breast cancer in Malaysia especially among Non-Health Sciences university students as they will become high risk group in the future. Thus, this study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of breast cancer among Non-Health Sciences student in UiTM Puncak Alam, Selangor Campus. Objective: To determine the level of knowledge and awareness of breast cancer among non-health programme university students. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to non-health sciences university students using self-administered questionairre to investigate breast cancer knowledge and awareness among them. Total number of participants completed this survey were 367 students. Result: The result showed average knowledge of breast cancer among university student in UiTM Puncak Alam. Most of the participants were not aware that alcohol consumption, mammograms, oral contraceptives and being overweight can increase risk of breast cancer. For awareness of breast cancer, most of the participants have poor level of breast cancer awareness. They do not know that the changes in the colour or shape of a woman's nipple could be a sign of breast cancer.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Mokhtar, Noor Syamira
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Mohd Noh, Nurul Ellyna
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Ngah, Nur Fatin Fatihah
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Sohor, Hafizatul Akma
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Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Cancer
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Nursing (Hons.)
Keywords: Breast cancer, Awareness, Non-health sciences university students
Date: July 2016
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34935
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