Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: April-June | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 59-63
The KAP Study on TSE in Salak Tinggi, Sepang, Selangor
Fatin Raihana Mohd Azha, Teh Ee Won, ThiruBashini, Fan Jia Woei, Muhamad Zafri Zaqwan, Sabariah Abd Hamid
Faculty of Medicine, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia
Corresponding Author: Sabariah Abd Hamid
Although testicular cancer can be prevented by early detection, the cancer screening itself, or known as Testicular Self-Examination (TSE), is not widely known or performed among men in Malaysia. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a combination of stratified and simple random sampling. The study was conducted via a face-to-face interview using a standardized questionnaire. The data was analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) Version 20.0. The awareness of TSE was low (23%) but among those who were aware, 78% have good knowledge regarding TSE. Most of them also showed good attitude towards TSE. The prevalence of practice among male respondents aged between 18-50 years were quite high (66.7%). Statistically there was no association between knowledge and practice status (p>0.05). In conclusion, TSE awareness among the community was inadequate and not everyone who were aware of TSE has good knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding this self-examination. Therefore, interventions should be held to enhance the population's knowledge on TSE and this will indirectly increase the practice and attitude towards TSE.
Keywords: Testicular Self-Examination