Barriers Of Early Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer: A Phenomenology Study Women In West Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

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  •   Intan Gumilang Pratiwi

  •   Baiq Yuni Fitri Hamidiyanti

Abstract

Objective on this research is to understanding barriers to early diagnosis Of  Breast Cancer In  West Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia METHOD: In-depth qualitative interviews using grounded theory methods to identify themes, participants 20 women diagnosed cancer in West Nusa Tenggara Hospital.


Result: Women mentioned a variety of barriers, including their barriers including lack of knowledge and awareness of informants about the early symptoms of breast cancer, and second theme their behavior seeking non-medical treatment. The study found the most vulnerable age is 41-50 years old, that is 50% of all informants, the most informants level of education is junior high school (40%), The most occupation  is house wives which is 75% of all informant and 95% marital status informants is marriage. CONCLUSION: There are two barriers, lack of knowledge and awareness of informants about the early symptoms of breast cancer, and second theme their behavior seeking non-medical treatment.


Keywords: barriers; cancer; breast; Indonesia

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Pratiwi, I., & Hamidiyanti, B. Y. F. (2020). Barriers Of Early Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer: A Phenomenology Study Women In West Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.4.265