Targeting health disparity in breast cancer: insights into women's knowledge of their cancer profile in Malaysia.

@article{Loh2009TargetingHD,
  title={Targeting health disparity in breast cancer: insights into women's knowledge of their cancer profile in Malaysia.},
  author={Siew Yim Loh and Tanya L Packer and Cheng-Har Yip and Amy Passmore},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          631-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Poor health literacy is positively associated with poorer quality of health decision-making and health outcomes in women facing a cancer diagnosis. In developing countries, poor access to complete and accurate information continues to pose a challenge for women. This paper describes the knowledge of Malaysian women with regard to breast cancer and how participation in a self-management program can improve the situation. METHODS Secondary analysis of data collected during a clinical… CONTINUE READING

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