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Arab Women's Breast Cancer Screening Practices: A Literature Review

Truong-Donnelly, Tam, Al-Khater, Al-Hareth, Bujassoum Al-Bader, Salha, Ghaith Al Kuwari, Mohammed, Al-Meer, Nabila, Malik, Mariam, Singh, Rajvir and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2013) Arab Women's Breast Cancer Screening Practices: A Literature Review. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 14 (8). pp. 4519-4528.

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Breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are increasing in the Arab world and the involved women are often diagnosed at advanced stages of breast cancer. This literature review explores factors influencing Arab women’s breast cancer screening behavior. Searched databases were: Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL Plus, Google Scholar, Index Medicus for WHO Eastern Mediterranean, and Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. Breast cancer screening participation rates are low. Screening programs are opportunistic and relatively new to the region. Knowledge amongst women and health care providers, professional recommendation, socio-demographic factors, cultural traditions, beliefs, religious, social support, accessibility and perceived effectiveness of screening influence screening behavior.

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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 11:08
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:30


Author: Tam Truong-Donnelly
Author: Al-Hareth Al-Khater
Author: Salha Bujassoum Al-Bader
Author: Mohammed Ghaith Al Kuwari
Author: Nabila Al-Meer
Author: Mariam Malik
Author: Rajvir Singh
Author: Floor Christie-de Jong

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