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November 2019 Vol. 7 No.11

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 7(11) pp. 441-455, November, 2019 

Copyright © 2019 Merit Research Journals
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3556822


Original Research Article

Barriers Associated with Breast Cancer Screening among Women of Child Bearing Age in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria

 
 
 

*1Eko Inyang Enebieni, 1Omiebi Inifieyanakuma, 2Takon Edum D. and 3Offiong Grace Emmanuel

 

1Department of Public Health Nursing, College of Health Technology Calabar, Nigeria
2Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Midwifery, Calabar, Nigeria
3Department of General Studies, College of Health Technology, Calabar, Nigeria

*Corresponding Authorís E-mail: ezeaji@yahoo.com

Accepted November 26, 2019

 

Abstract

 

The study investigate the Barriers Associated with Breast Cancer Screening among Women of Child Bearing Age in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. The sample for the study consisted of 400 respondents which were randomly selected from 70 EdimOtop, 106 IkotIshie and 147 IkotOmin from Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. Four specific objectives were developed as follows: (i) To identify the cultural barriers associated with breast cancer screening among women of child bearing age in Calabar Municipality. (ii) To ascertain the socioeconomic barriers associated with breast cancer screening among women of child bearing age in Calabar Municipality. (iii) To identify the health system barriers associated with breast cancer screening among women of child bearing age in Calabar Municipality. (iv) To ascertain the personal barriers associated with breast cancer screening among women of child bearing age in Calabar Municipality. This study supports the findings of Ahmad (2015) who reported that one fifth of Arabic mothers with poor knowledge stated that their culture depicted women who carry out breast cancer screening as promiscuous women.

Keyword: Associated Barriers, Breast Cancer Screening, Women of Child Bearing Age



 








 





















 









































































 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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