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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 97) Last page : ( 102)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00022.1

Evaluate The effectiveness of Awareness programme with health Education on breast cancer and skill Training on breast self-Examination among rural women in chittoor Dist Andhra Pradesh-A Collaborative Research

Dr. Padmaja A.1, Mohanasundari S. K.4, Dr. Munuswamy3, Murali2, Kumar K. Sesha5

1Professor Cum Vice Principal, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati

2Faculty, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

3CMO, Emergency Department, SVIMS, Tirupathi. AP

4District Rural Development authority Officer, Chittoor Dist, A P

5Lecturer, Viswa Bharathi College of Nursing, Mysore, Karnataka

Corresponding Author Email: raajinaidu@rocketmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.

Abstract

Introduction

There is an increased burden of breast cancer in both developed and developing countries including India. Globally, over one million breast cancer cases are diagnosed annually. Inadequate knowledge about breast cancer is documented as an important factor in preventing women visiting screening facilities, engaging in BSE, and delayed treatment, and thus contributes to the high morbidity and mortality rates

Method

Evaluation study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the awareness programme on knowledge regarding breast cancer and practice on breast self-examination (BSE) among 3015 rural women in Chittoor dist, Andhra Pradesh though providing health education on breast cancer and skill training on BSE

Result

Women had adequate knowledge on breast cancer (Mean ± SD=8.04 ± 1.62) and very good practice on BSE (Mean ± SD= 15.21±1.98)

Conclusion

Conducting awareness programme for women will help rural women to go for screen and that could prevent increasing incident of mortality and morbidity rate.

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Keywords

Breast cancer, Breast self-examination, awareness programme, and rural women.

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