Knowledge and Practice of Breast Cancer Screening among Women in Enugu South, Nigeria
Globally breast cancer has become a health priority due to its increasing incidence Understanding the knowledge attitude and practice of breast cancer screening services is an essential step The aim of this study is to determine the knowledge and practice of breast cancer screening among women in Enugu South A descriptive cross sectional research design was adopted for the study The study population for this study consisted of adult women aged 15 years at Enugu South LGA A multistage random sampling technique was used in recruiting a total of 396 participants that participated in the study A structured questionnaire was used for the study and Statistical Package for Social Science SPSS version 23 0 was used for the analysis of the study Results from the study showed that 34 0 of the women were in the age range of 45-49 years Good knowledge of breast cancer screening was observed in majority 85 6 of the women From the study 40 3 of the respondents had reportedly undergone breast cancer screening The finding of the study revealed that the commonest factor affecting their practice of breast cancer screening was distance to facility 19 3
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