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Female Healthcare Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude towards Breast Cancer, and Perceived Barriers towards Mammogram Screening: A Multicenter Study in North Saudi Arabia

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Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Community and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Division of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Saudi Arabia
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College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Saudi Arabia
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Department of General Surgery, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh 12745, Saudi Arabia
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Curr. Oncol. 2022, 29(6), 4300-4314; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29060344
Received: 15 May 2022 / Revised: 2 June 2022 / Accepted: 14 June 2022 / Published: 15 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Breast Cancer Imaging and Therapy)
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries. This analytical cross-sectional study assessed knowledge, attitude towards breast cancer, and barriers to mammogram screening among 414 randomly selected female healthcare workers from multiple healthcare facilities in northern Saudi Arabia. Of the studied population, 48.6% had low knowledge, and 16.1% had a low attitude towards breast cancer risk factors and symptoms. The common barriers to mammogram screening were fear to discover cancer (57.2%) and apprehension regarding radiation exposure (57%). Logistic regression analysis found that lack of awareness regarding mammogram was significantly associated with age (p = 0.030) and healthcare workers category (ref: physicians: p = 0.016). In addition, we found a significant negative correlation between knowledge and barrier scores (Spearman’s rho: −0.315, p < 0.001). It is recommended to develop target-oriented educational programs for the healthcare workers, which would empower them to educate the community regarding the risk factors and the importance of mammogram screening. Furthermore, a prospective study is warranted in other regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to understand the region-specific training needs for the healthcare workers. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast cancer; risk factors; screening mammography; knowledge assessment; barriers; questionnaire examination breast cancer; risk factors; screening mammography; knowledge assessment; barriers; questionnaire examination
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Alenezi, A.M.; Thirunavukkarasu, A.; Wani, F.A.; Alenezi, H.; Alanazi, M.F.; Alruwaili, A.S.; Alashjaee, R.H.; Alashjaee, F.H.; Alrasheed, A.K.; Alshrari, B.D. Female Healthcare Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude towards Breast Cancer, and Perceived Barriers towards Mammogram Screening: A Multicenter Study in North Saudi Arabia. Curr. Oncol. 2022, 29, 4300-4314. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29060344

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Alenezi AM, Thirunavukkarasu A, Wani FA, Alenezi H, Alanazi MF, Alruwaili AS, Alashjaee RH, Alashjaee FH, Alrasheed AK, Alshrari BD. Female Healthcare Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude towards Breast Cancer, and Perceived Barriers towards Mammogram Screening: A Multicenter Study in North Saudi Arabia. Current Oncology. 2022; 29(6):4300-4314. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29060344

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Alenezi, Anfal M., Ashokkumar Thirunavukkarasu, Farooq A. Wani, Hadil Alenezi, Muhannad F. Alanazi, Abdulaziz S. Alruwaili, Rasha H. Alashjaee, Faisal H. Alashjaee, Abdulaziz K. Alrasheed, and Bandar D. Alshrari. 2022. "Female Healthcare Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude towards Breast Cancer, and Perceived Barriers towards Mammogram Screening: A Multicenter Study in North Saudi Arabia" Current Oncology 29, no. 6: 4300-4314. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29060344

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