Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 652

Full Length Research Paper

Perceived health believes of breast cancer and knowledge of its early detection measures among rural women in Umuduru Mbano

H. Ogechi Abazie*
  • H. Ogechi Abazie*
  • Department of Nursing Science, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
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O. Abimbola Oluwatosin
  • O. Abimbola Oluwatosin
  • Department of Nursing College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 12 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 13 March 2014
  •  Published: 30 April 2014


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