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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 4) Last page : ( 8)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00002.8

Assess the awareness regarding Early Identification, Prevention and Management of Breast Cancer among Early Adult Women

Ms. Lakshmi K. M.1,*, Jaseela K. T.2, Ms. Anjana P2, Sithara Ayisha2, Dhrishya M. T.2

1Asso Professor, MES College of Nursing, Palachode (P.O), Kolathur Via, Perinthalmanna, Kerala-679338

2Third Year B. Sc Nursing Student, MES College of Nursing, Palachode P.O, Kolathur, Perinthalmanna, Kerala-679338

*Corresponding Author Email: kavyashreekarthick@gmail.com

Online published on 15 March, 2019.

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common female cancer worldwide representing nearly a quarter (23%) of all cancers in women. Breast cancer is a complex disease and even now the primary cause is unknown. Diagnosis of breast cancer at early stage contributes to increases the survival rate of women. This study aim was to assess the awareness regarding breast cancer among early adult women in selected community areas of Perinthalmanna and also distributing pamphlet regarding causes, diagnosis and early identification and treatment of breast cancer.

Methods and materials

This study was conducted using quantitative research approach-non experimental descriptive research design was used. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples of 60 early adult women. The tools used for the data collection were Performa to collect socio-demographic variables, semi structured self administered questionnaire were used to assess the awareness of women regarding breast cancer. The collected data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

Regarding the level of awareness of breast cancer among early adult women, 7% had adequate awareness, 60% had moderate awareness, and 33% had inadequate awareness. There is a significant association with the health information and family monthly income (p<0.05) but no association with age, education, occupation, type of family, dietary pattern, residence, religion, marital status, family history.

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Keywords

Breast cancer, awareness, early adult women, early identification, pamphlet.

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