Document Type : Original Article
B.sc. Faculty of nursing -Ain shams University-Cairo-Egypt.
Lecturer of Maternal and Gynacological health Nursing, Faculty of nursing -Ain shams University-Cairo-Egypt.
Professor of maternal and gynecological health nursing, faculty of nursing -Ain shams University
Lecturer of Maternal and neonatal health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing- Fayoum University.
Background: Screening for Early Detection of Breast Cancer remains the primary way to
prevent the development of life-threatening. The women's health initiative is designed to screen
carcinoma of the breast at an early stage, pursue clinical examination, and provide free of charge
treatment, focusing on reproductive health. Aim of the study: to investigate women's perception
regarding the ministry of health initiatives plan for early detection of breast cancer among women in
Fayoum city. Research Design: Descriptive approach was used in this study. Setting: The study was
conducted in Fayoum University. Sample type: A purposive sample was selected. Sample size: 300
female employees were included in the study. Tools: Two tools of data collection were used structured
interviewing questionnaire and Likert attitude scale. Results: The study showed that 51.3% of the
studied sample had incorrect knowledge regarding initiatives for early detection of breast
cancer.65.3% of the studied sample had negative attitude regarding initiatives for early detection of
breast cancer. There was highly significant positive correlation between total correct knowledge
regarding breast cancer and total correct knowledge regarding initiatives for early detection of breast
cancer among studied sample. Conclusion: The present study was concluded more than half among
the studied sample had incorrect knowledge initiatives plan for early detection of breast cancer.
Recommendations: Design and implement periodically awareness raising program to motivate
female employee to seek Egyptian initiative. Design brochure about the importance of national
initiatives plan for early detection of breast cancer, their distributed among university employee at