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SURVEY ON THE AWARENESS OF RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH BREAST CANCER AMONG WOMEN ATTENDING ANTE-NATAL CLINIC AT IMO STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (IMSUTH), ORLU
Ibebuike J. E., Nwokike G. I., Nwagwu S. A. and Okolie J. O.
This study was conducted to determine the awareness of risk factors associated with breast cancer, its protective and screening measures among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic at Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH) Orlu, Imo State of Nigeria. Extensive literature review was made. A descriptive analysis was adopted for the study and a convenient sampling method used to obtain 180 respondents as the sample size with aid of self-structured questionnaire developed by the researcher for the purpose of data collection. The questions were derived from objective set for the study. Finding from the data collected shown that most (75%) of the participants had no knowledge of modifiable risk factors to breast cancer, (36.5%) had good knowledge of non-modifiable risk factors. Disparity of knowledge in variables of protective and screening measures showed that few subjects had good knowledge (20.2%) of protective measures and majority of them had no knowledge about protective measures. On screening measures, various disparities in knowledge also revealed their low awareness of these variables. Financial constrained and time were the primary limitations the researcher encountered. In view of the above findings, it was therefore recommended that, there should be more awareness of these variables not only to our pregnant women but also the society about the drivers of breast cancer and its protective measures, would go a long way to save our society women.[Full Text Article]