Job Wapangana Kisuya

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PURPOSE Cervical cancer screening has been successful in reducing the rates of cervical cancer in developed countries, but this disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in sub-Saharan Africa. We sought to understand factors associated with limited uptake of screening services in our cervical cancer-screening program in Western Kenya.(More)
PURPOSE More than 80% of women with breast cancer in Kenya present to medical care with established late-stage disease. We sought to understand why women might not participate in breast cancer screening when it is offered by comparing the views of a cohort of those who attended a screening special event with those of community controls who did not attend.(More)
Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of educational sessions that accompanied breast cancer screening events in three communities in western Kenya between October and November 2013. Five hundred and thirty-two women were recruited to complete a test of breast cancer-relevant knowledge and randomly allocated to 'pre-test' or 'post-test' groups that(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct clinical breast cancer screening in three sites in Western Kenya and explore community barriers to screening uptake. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Western Kenya specifically, Mosoriot, Turbo, and Kapsokwony. SUBJECTS Community members (18 years and older) who did not attend the screening events. OUTCOME MEASURE The(More)
BACKGROUND Our study objective was to determine the validity and reliability of the breast module of a cancer awareness measure (BCAM) among adult women in western Kenya. METHODS The study was conducted between October and November 2012, following three breast cancer screening events. Purposive and systematic random sampling methods were used to identity(More)
AIM To explore lay perceptions of causes, severity, presenting symptoms and treatment of breast cancer. METHODS In October-November 2012, we recruited men and women (18 years and older) from households and health facilities in three different parts of Western Kenya, chosen for variations in their documented burdens of breast cancer. A standardized and(More)
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