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Evaluation of secondary school teachers’ knowledge on screening for breast cancer in Benin
Adama Faye1, Sèlomè Julie Emma Azanman-Doumenou1, Khadim Niang1, Anta Tal-Tal1
1Institute of Health and Development, BP16390 Dakar-Fann, UCAD, Dakar, Sénégal

Article ID: 100012P16AF2017
doi:10.5348/P16-2017-12-OA-4

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BP16390 Dakar-Fann, UCAD
Dakar Sénégal

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Faye A, Azanman-Doumenou SJE, Niang K, Tal-Tal A. Evaluation of secondary school teachers’ knowledge on screening for breast cancer in Benin. Edorium J Public Health 2017;4:27–32.


ABSTRACT

Aims: Breast cancer is a public health problem in Africa. The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge of secondary school teachers on screening for breast cancers and to determine the associated factors.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study. A stratified three-stage sampling allowed us to draw 405 secondary school teachers working in a public institution from the Atlantic to Benin during the 2013–2014 school year. The data were collected on an individual interview in schools. The knowledge was considered good if the teacher knew about: mammography, its frequency of realization and its target. A logistic regression was performed.
Results: The mean age was 35.2 years (8.5). The male teachers accounted for 82.77%. Half of the teachers (49.90%) had good knowledge about breast cancer screening. Factors related to knowledge about breast cancer screening among high school teachers are: level of information (OR adjusted = 11.54 [6.62–20.11]), history of breast cancer in (adjusted OR = 4.75 [1.39–10.21]) and females (adjusted OR = 2.64 [1.29–5.42]).
Conclusion: The study shows insufficient information on breast cancer in Benin. It is essential to raise this level by establishing a national cancer control program.

Keywords: Benin, Breast cancer, Knowledge, Screening, Teacher


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Author Contributions
Adama Faye – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Sèlomè Julie Emma Azanman-Doumenou – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Khadim Niang – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Anta Tal-Tal – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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