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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-158

Impact of an educational programme on knowledge on breast cancer and practice of breast self examination among women


Professor, NIMS Nursing College, NIMS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nema Ram Gurjar
NIMS Nursing College, NIMS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_18_19

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Breast self-examination (BSE) is important for early detection of breast cancer. Women need to have appropriate knowledge and practice regarding BSE. Irrespective of many awareness programme for prevention of breast cancer, the knowledge and practice regarding BSE among women are still poor. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of health education programme on knowledge on breast cancer and practice of BSE among women. A pre-experimental research design was used. A total of 40 women were recruited by convenient sampling technique. Data were collected using an instrument with 20 knowledge and 7 practice questions before and after the Health Education programme on BSE. The findings revealed that the knowledge on breast cancer and practice scores on BSE were poor at pre-test and improved significantly after an educational intervention. Findings concluded that the educational programme was helpful in increasing knowledge and practice of BSE among women. Education programme is important to create awareness among women regarding BSE and needs to be continued to help women in prevention and early detection of breast cancer.


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