Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research

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Research Article - Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1

Nurses' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding breast cancer screening in the Sousse region of Tunisia: a cross-sectional descriptive study.

The aim of our study is to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nurses about breast cancer screening in the region of Sousse, in Tunisia. This is a transversal descriptive study with a quantitative approach which was carried out during 2015-2016 and concerns nurses working in the different basic healthcare centers (BHC), (Tunisian health centers providing basic preventive and curative care). They were selected by simple random chance sampling (n=160) using as a basis a selfadministered questionnaire written through the analysis of literature. Our sample concerns 153 nurses. Only 46.40% had a KAP (knowledge, attitudes, and practices) score above or equal to 16. This score is related to the different characteristics of the participants. It is important to highlight those practicing nurses (those working in the basic healthcare centers) should receive training in advising patients in the practice of breast self-examination so that they can educate and tell women attending BHC

Author(s): GALLAS Selma

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