Research Article

Awareness of breast cancer risk factors and practice of breast self - examination among female students in Medical Faculty, Udayana University, Bali

Shalini Kalithasan , Gede Eka Rusdi Antara

Shalini Kalithasan
Medical Education Program, Medical Faculty of Udayana University. Email: shalinikalithasan1194@gmail.com

Gede Eka Rusdi Antara
Department of Surgery RSUP Sanglah, Medical Faculty of Udayana University
Online First: April 01, 2019 | Cite this Article
Kalithasan, S., Rusdi Antara, G. 2019. Awareness of breast cancer risk factors and practice of breast self - examination among female students in Medical Faculty, Udayana University, Bali. Intisari Sains Medis 10(1). DOI:10.15562/ism.v10i1.320


Background: Breast cancer patients generally have low rates of survival rates due to late-stage diagnosis as patients usually present at and late stage because of lack of awareness and ignorance of risk factors.

Methods: The objectives of this study are to evaluate the knowledge of risk factor for breast cancers and the practice of breast self-examination among female students in medical faculty at Udayana University. A cross sectional study conducted over a period of one month. 100 female students were volunteered to take part in the survey. The data were analyzed descriptively.

Results: A half of the students have moderate knowledge of breast cancer risk factors, and the majority of the students do not practice breast self-examination monthly.

Conclusions: It was suggested to students have more concern about relevant education programs that are having around them.

 

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