Awareness and Knowledge of Self-Assessment Tools for Breast Cancer among Female Students in Lahore, Pakistan

Authors

  • Nida Nasir Kiani Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tooba Mehboob Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Naila Tabassam Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Faheem Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Rabia Aslam Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Irfan Bashir Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan & Foundation for Young Researchers, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Talha Jamshaid Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v11i1.277

Keywords:

Cancer, females, low middle income country

Abstract

Background: The objective of this study is to create awareness about breast cancer among female students or other female population by evaluating their knowledge and perception towards the disease

Methods: A Questionnaire bases study was conducted on 110 female students of University on Central Punjab, Lahore.

Results: The results showed the insufficient knowledge of breast cancer among large number of female university students. About 53.6% students were well informed about meaning of breast self-examination (BSE) and only 39.1% female students were aware of steps involved in breast self-examination.

Conclusion: Overall, the students had limited knowledge of risk factors and sign and symptoms of breast cancer

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Published

2021-05-31

How to Cite

Kiani, N. N., Mehboob, T., Tabassam, N., Faheem, M., Aslam, R., Bashir, I., & Jamshaid, T. (2021). Awareness and Knowledge of Self-Assessment Tools for Breast Cancer among Female Students in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 11(1), 47-50. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v11i1.277