A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Breast Self-Examination among the Nursing Students of RP. Inderaprastha Institute of Medical Sciences with the view to Provide Education Through Video
Keywords:knowledge ,Breast self-examination, Nursing students,video.
A breast self-exam involves checking your breasts for lumps or changes. Many breast problems are first
discovered by women themselves, often accidentally. Breast lumps can be noncancerous (benign) or
cancerous (malignant). Breast cancer can occur at any age, though it is most common in women older
than 50. Lumps or changes also could also be signs of other breast conditions, like mastitis or a fibro
adenoma. Breast cancer is third most common cancer following Kaposi’s sarcoma and cervical cancer
with incident rate of 22 per 100,000 women. It is recommended that ladies over the age of 20 years
perform monthly breast self-examination. The present study aimed to assess the level of knowledge
regarding breast self-examination. Objectives of the Study: To assess the knowledge regarding breast
self-examination among the Nursing students; To find out the association between knowledge score of
breast self-examination with selected demo graphical variable Research Methodology: A descriptive
design was used to select 60 nursing students purposively. Self administered questionnaire was used
to collect information. The collected data were exported into SPSS for analysis. Results: A total of 60
nursing students participate in the study. Majority of nursing students 48.3 % (29) had good knowledge
regarding breast self-examination and among them 41.7 % (25) had average knowledge and only 10 % (6)
had below average knowledge regarding breast self-examination. Conclusion and Recommendation:
knowledge of breast self-examination was low even through majority of them have good attitude. The
ministry of health is recommended to promote awareness about breast self-examination.
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