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Title: A two centre study of muslim women’s views of breast cancer and breast health practices in Pakistan and the UK
Authors: Banning, M
Keywords: Breast tumour;Women;Culture;Breast cancer screening
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Journal of Cancer Education. In press
Abstract: Background: Breast health awareness practices of Pakistani Muslim women in the UK and Pakistan is unknown. Methods: Focus group interviews were used to investigate the impact of culture and psychosocial issues on breast health awareness involving 44 women in Lahore and London Results: Women based in Lahore were more inquisitive about breast cancer and held more developed views compared to British Pakistani Muslim women. Conclusions: Women concurred that concise and relevant breast health education is needed irrespective of faith to improve cultural sensitivity and awareness in both Pakistani communities (both males and women).
ISSN: 0885-8195
Appears in Collections:Community Health and Public Health
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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