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dc.contributor.authorAlii, Leonard Kiti
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-05T09:36:47Z
dc.date.available2022-07-05T09:36:47Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationAlii LK (2017) Misconceptions and Perceptions on Breast Cancer Risk in Kilifi South Subcounty. J Biom Biostat 8: 336. doi:10.4172/2155- 6180.1000336en_US
dc.identifier.issn2155-6180
dc.identifier.urihttp://elibrary.pu.ac.ke/handle/123456789/981
dc.descriptionThe objective was to find out the misconceptions and perceptions associated with breast cancer in Kilifi south subcounty. A survey was conducted on a random sample of women in Kilifi South with no history of breast cancer. The Survey instrument were questionnaires which included measures of perceptions and misconceptions of breast cancer for themselves and for the average woman, perceptions of risk factors that influenced their risk and the average woman’s risk for breast cancer. Descriptive statistics, chi-square tests and spearman’s correlations were used to analyze the data. A spearman’s correlation coefficient showed that, women’s perceptions on Witchcraft as a cause for cancer were related to Cancer being a curse. The correlation was statistically significant at 5% level of significance, (R=0. 5182, S=4462.4, p=0.0003016). A Pearson’s chi-square test also confirmed this (χ2=47.407, P-value=0.000). This probably explains why the uptake of screening services provided by the government in the health centers across the counties has not been effective.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective was to find out the misconceptions and perceptions associated with breast cancer in Kilifi south subcounty. A survey was conducted on a random sample of women in Kilifi South with no history of breast cancer. The Survey instrument were questionnaires which included measures of perceptions and misconceptions of breast cancer for themselves and for the average woman, perceptions of risk factors that influenced their risk and the average woman’s risk for breast cancer. Descriptive statistics, chi-square tests and spearman’s correlations were used to analyze the data. A spearman’s correlation coefficient showed that, women’s perceptions on Witchcraft as a cause for cancer were related to Cancer being a curse. The correlation was statistically significant at 5% level of significance, (R=0. 5182, S=4462.4, p=0.0003016). A Pearson’s chi-square test also confirmed this (χ2=47.407, P-value=0.000). This probably explains why the uptake of screening services provided by the government in the health centers across the counties has not been effective.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJ Biom Biostat, an open access journalen_US
dc.subjectBreast Cancer Risken_US
dc.subjectKilifi South Subcountyen_US
dc.subjectMisconceptionsen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionsen_US
dc.titleMisconceptions and Perceptions on Breast Cancer Risk in Kilifi South Subcountyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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