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Volume 18, Issue 1

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Original Contribution

[Abstract]
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to breast cancer screening among women visiting primary care centers in Abu Dhabi [pdf]
Noora Ali Al Blooshi, Ruqayya Saaed Al Mazrouei, Hind Nasser Al Razooqi, Ebtihal Ahmad Darwish, Maha Mohamed Al Fahim, Fozia Bano Khan
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93723

[Abstract]
The safest upper limit of triglycerides in the plasma [pdf]
Mehmet Rami Helvaci, Abdulrazak Abyad, Lesley Pocock
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93726

[Abstract]
Causes and clinical aspects of fever in patients visiting primary healthcare [pdf]
Fathi El-Gamal, Jawaher Mdari, Hanadi Abdulrahim
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93724

[Abstract]
Lifestyle Diseases And Associated Risk Behaviours Among Medical Student In Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Ali E. Mansour, Salman Almokhlef, Rayan Alqfari, Mohammad Alduwayrij
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93725

[Abstract]
Causes and management of acute respiratory infections in primary health care [pdf]
Fathi El-Gamal, Mohammed Alaslani, Abdullah Alsaadi, Majed Abu khashabah, Fareed Alshehri, Hassan Hussein Alaslani
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93727

[Abstract]
Use of traditional eye medicine and self-medication among population of Taif city, Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional study [pdf]
Inam Bifari, Ameenah A Alkhaldi, Rayan K Almalki, Hosam T Mashrah, Omar A Asiri, Amal T Altwairqi, Asim A Alzahrani, Amjad A Althagafi, Ruba G Qadi, Nawwaf W Aljuaid, Majed M aljuaid, Qasem M Alharthi, Mansour M Altwerqi, Mohammed O Altwergi, Sarah O Dhafar
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93722

[Abstract]
Stone-free rate after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the management of renal stones in relation to different sizes and locations of the stone [pdf]
Murooj Mazen Qattan, Nouf M.Alasiri, Hanouf Aljuaid, Naif Saud Alsifiri, Ziyad Khalid Saifaddin,
Salahadin Hassan Lamy
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93729

[Abstract]
Prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in type 2 diabetes patient treated with metformin [pdf]
Mohammad B. Jajah, Amjad A. Althagafi , Norah M. Alamri, Eham M. Altowairqi, Sarah S. Binbaz, Hadeel S. Ashour
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93730

[Abstract]
Study of awareness about complications of sickle cell disease during pregnancy in Jeddah City [pdf]
Oula Khalid Al-Shareef, Hanaa El Sayed, Marwah Khalid Khan, MawaddahTalal Alahmadi, Husam Osama Abulkhair, Tuqa Shaker Alahmadi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93728

Population and Community Studies

[Abstract]
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic in Pakistan: Status, Challenges and way forward [pdf]
Waris Qidwai
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93731

[Abstract]
Vitamin D3 deficiency and early pregnancy loss [pdf]
Alya Abdul-Rahman Share ,Samira Sherzad Hussien, Fatehiya Majeed Noori
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93732

[Abstract]
Obstetric violence experienced during child birth in Taif city, Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Bayan A. Alnemari, Nisreen A. albizrah, Farzan R. Arain, Halah A. Alotaib, Hadeel M. Assalmi, Anhar A. Alqurashi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93733

[Abstract]
Knowledge about diabetic ketoacidosis among parents of type 1 diabetic children [pdf]
Manal Ali Alhomood, Khalid Yahya Shibli; Safar Abadi, Ossama A. Mostafa, Shamsun Nahar
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93734

[Abstract]
Attitude, Practice and Knowledge of Undergraduate Medical Students Towards Musculoskeletal Effects of Smoking in Saudi Arabia
[pdf]
Bandar Hetaimish, Haneen Estanboli, Asseil Bossei, Ohood Shrouro, Nizar Wali,
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93735

[Abstract]
Study the compliance of healthcare workers among the safety precautions in hospitals and health care facilities in kingdom of Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Marwah Khan, Oula Alshareef, Mawaddah Alahmadi, Husam abulkhair, Iraf Asali, Hanaa Elsayed Abozeid
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93736

[Abstract]
Post-cardiac surgery health related quality of life: A Saudi cross sectional study in Jeddah [pdf]
Sireen Jamal Murshid, Ohood Zayed AlGarmoushi, Kholoud Salem Aljezani, Rawan Mohammed Albarakati, Khawlah Abdullah Bawazir, Intessar Sultan
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93743

[Abstract]
Prevalence of De-Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Among Medical Professionals [pdf]
Bandar Hetaimish, Asseil Bossei, Ghaida Turkstani, Kholoud Al-Jezani, Khawater Al-Motairi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93738

[Abstract]
Assessment of Post Sleeve Gastrectomy patient’s satisfaction and their desire for body contouring surgery in Taif City, Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Mohammed A. Alkhayat, Sarah A. Alkashgry, Abdullah N. Thawabeh, Bushra A. Alghamdi, Nouf M. Althobaiti, Wala N. Alharthi, Samaher A. Alnefaie, Amjad A. Althaqafi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93737

[Abstract]
Assessment of the utilization of pharmacotherapy for pediatrics with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jeddah, KSA [pdf]
Raghad Mohammed Hadi Awaji, Reem Mohammed Bashowair, Tuqa Shaker Alahmadi, Shouq Wahid Alshatifi, Suzan Morsy
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93744

Clinical Research and Methods

[Abstract]
Bladder stone disease in children: clinical study in Aden, Yemen [pdf]
Ali Ahmed Salem Hatroom
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93739

[Abstract]
Risk factors of clinical types of Acute Coronary Syndrome [pdf]
Fathi El-Gamal, Raffal Alshaikh, Aseel Murshid, Saleh Zahrani, Shahad Alrashed, Abdullah Alnahdi, Taghreed Alawi, Abdulrahim Aljudaibi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93740

Case Report

[Abstract]
Cisplatin induced mesenteric ischemia [pdf]
Abdullah N. Thawabeh, Najla M. Alghamdi, Bodoor A. Aloufi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93742

Education and training

[Abstract]
Abortion training in obstetrics and gynecology residency training program centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Mawaddah Talal Alahmadi, Oula Khalid Al-Shareef, Marwah Khalid Khan, Rehab Alsaleh DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93741

Clinical Original Research

[Abstract]
Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and use of dietary supplement and hormones. among male gym attendees in Taif city-Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Ayman Abdelbaky, Asrar A. Althubaiti, Bodoor A. Aloufi, Nada A. Almalki, Radwan S. Aljohani
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93745

[Abstract]
Women’s Awareness of Risk of DVT During Pregnancy and Puerperium: A Cross Sectional Study in Jeddah [pdf]
Sarah A Alharbi, Bushra Alamri, Aram Bafanaa, Halah Alameri, Manar Alzahrni,
Shaima Tariq Mansoor, Intessar Sultan

DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93746



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January 2020 - Volume 18, Issue 1

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to breast cancer screening among women visiting primary care centers in Abu Dhabi

(1) Department of Family Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
(2) Department of Family Medicine, Ethraa Consultation and Training Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(3) Department of Family Medicine, Ambulatory Healthcare Services, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Corresponding author:
Noora Ali AlBlooshi
Department of Family Medicine,
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate
Email: dr.nooraalblooshi@gmail.com

Received: November 2019; Accepted: December 2019; Published: January 1, 2020. Citation: Noora Ali Al Blooshi; Ruqayya Saaed Al Mazrouei; Hind Nasser Al Razooqi. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to breast cancer screening among women visiting primary care centers in Abu Dhabi World Family Medicine. 2020; 18(1): 5-15. DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2019.93689

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United Arab Emirates. Screening for breast cancer can reduce morbidity and mortality and improve women’s survival rate. Low knowledge levels and poor practices related to breast cancer screening could be due to many factors; therefore, we assessed the knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to breast cancer screening of women visiting primary care centers in the Abu Dhabi region. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017 using a questionnaire to measure breast cancer screening awareness. Six primary healthcare centers within 40 km of Abu Dhabi were included. Participants were 383 women aged 40–65 years. Facilities that screen for breast cancer were underutilized by women. Although many women had a high knowledge of breast cancer (45.7%), they were not obtaining mammograms regularly (52.2%). Compared to their counterparts, women with higher education, employment, and a family history of breast cancer had significantly better knowledge (Ps < .001, .018, and .013, respectively), while women aged > 49 years followed better practice of obtaining mammograms (P < .001). Women who visited clinics inside Abu Dhabi island had better knowledge and practices than did those visiting clinics outside the island, while the opposite was true concerning attitudes. Education level, age, and region played a role in women’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to breast cancer screening. Primary care providers often have the first contact with women and should utilize this opportunity to spread awareness. Social media and public service campaigns can also be employed, and free mammograms could be offered to lower-income women. Disseminating awareness about screening will also reduce the burden of breast cancer treatment on national healthcare systems. Research should be done on the degree of utilization of mammograms and the impact of screening on the healthcare system.

Key words: breast cancer, screening, knowledge, attitudes, practice, Abu Dhabi



 


 

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