Knowledge, Attitude and Health Belief (KAHB) on Cancer and Its Treatment: Qualitative exploration of cancer patients in Penang, Malaysia

Authors

  • Che Noriah Othman Faculty Of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Bertam, 13200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia,
  • Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman School Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Maryam Farooqui Unaizah College Of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. 3Unaizah College Of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, PO BOX 5888 Unaizah 51911, Qassim, Saudi Arabia.
  • Wan Ismahaniza Ismail Faculty Of Allied Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Bertam, 13200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2695

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, Health Belief, Cancer.

Abstract

KAHB toward cancer and its treatment determines the patients' clinical outcome. This study explored KAHB among cancer patients in Penang, Malaysia. Sixteen cancer patients were interviewed upon saturation. This study recorded the information, transcribed, translated and validated before coded and categorized into themes. The study showed that perceived knowledge of cancer and its treatment was moderate. Their attitude toward cancer and its treatment was positive; however, revealed various health belief which influences their cues to action. Most patients seek traditional treatment besides modern medicine as they felt better. This information can support health caregivers for better patient's management.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2695

Author Biography

Che Noriah Othman, Faculty Of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Bertam, 13200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia,

SENIOR LECTURER

FACULTY OF PHARMACY, UITM PULAU PINANG, BERTAM CAMPUS, 13200, PUlau Pinang, Malaysia

Published

2021-03-27

How to Cite

Othman, C. N. ., Syed Sulaiman, S. A. ., Farooqui, M. ., & Ismail, W. I. . (2021). Knowledge, Attitude and Health Belief (KAHB) on Cancer and Its Treatment: Qualitative exploration of cancer patients in Penang, Malaysia . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 127-135. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2695