A Quasi Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Demonstration on Practice Regarding Breast Self-Examination Among Girls of Selected Arts Colleges of Jalandhar, Punjab


  • Ramandeep Kaur




Demonstration, practice, breast self-examination, girls, arts colleges.


Breast budding in girls-their first sign of puberty starts at age 10 on average, with some girls starting as
early as 8 and other not starting until 13.Breast cancer is the most commonlyoccurring cancer in women
and the second most common cancer overall.The rates are increasing in nearly every region globally. Breast
self- examination is a cost -effective and easy method that the every women can perform their own basis.So
investigator thought that demonstration is a good method to give education with the help of teaching aids
to make the topic more interesting and understandable.So decided to organize demonstration for creating
awareness and to enhances practice of the girls regarding breast self -examination.The study was conducted
on the girls of selected artscolleges of Jalandhar i.e. take a sample of 100 girls belongs to arts colleges from
three different villages i.e. Lyallpur Khalsa college , St .Solider group of institute, Banarsi Dass Arya college,
Kanya Maha vidyalaya , Apeejay college of Arts ,Government sports and arts college, D.A.V college and
Doaba college, Jalandhar, Punjab.Non probability technique i.e. convenience sampling technique was used
to select the sample. The sample was comprised of 100 girls’i.e. 50 in control group and 50 in experimental
group. To obtain necessary data for the study, the tool wasdeveloped and for data collection self -structured
checklist was used. The result of the present study revealed that the pre-test mean practice score of control
group was 9.34 and the pre-test practice score of experimental group was 9.12, whereas the posttest mean
practice score of control group was 9.78 and posttest mean practice score of experimental group was 17.16.
The research hypothesis of the study was accepted, as the posttest mean practice score regarding practice of
breast self -examination among girls in experimental group was significantly higher than the posttest mean
practice score incontrol group so there was effectiveness of demonstration regarding practice of breast selfexamination
among girls in experimental group.There is no any association of practice regarding breast
self- examination with their selectedsocio demographic variable among girls.

Author Biography

Ramandeep Kaur

Professor cum Vice Principal, PhD Scholar, Himalayan University, Arunachal Pradesh, Lala Lajpat Rai Institute
of Nursing Education, Gulab Devi Hospital, Jalandhar