University of Palestine Journal for Research and Studies is a periodical refereed
scientific journal (Quarterly) recognized and bearing the international standard
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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among females in
developed and non- developed countries. Early detection of breast cancer
improves the survival rate and decrease morbidity and mortality. This
study aimed to assess female university students' knowledge and practice
about Breast Self-Examination (BSE) at Al Azhar University, Gaza
Strip. The study was designed as a cross- sectional study and involved
students in the third and fourth levels of the Faculty of Applied Medical
Sciences. The study involved the distribution of an interviewed
questionnaire containing questions about knowledge and practice BSE in
the period of 17th of October 2019 to 30th of October 2019. One hundred
and ninety-students participated in the assessment. The participated
students study at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences; 34% at the
nutrition department, 41.8% at the medical laboratory department, 6.2%
at the medical imaging department, and 18% at the nursing department.
The majority of the students have heard about BSE (90.7%). Students
know about BSE from multiple sources; university students (58.2%),
social media (43.8%), health professionals (24.7). Despite the students'
awareness about BSE, few of them practicing it regularly in that only
33.5% had ever practiced it in their life. The students recognized some
barriers that hinder their regular practicing. The most determined barriers
by the participants are do not have breast problem and does not know
how to do that. A training program about BSE among university students
is highly recommended in order to empower them for regular and correct