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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 4
First page : ( 355) Last page : ( 356)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00032.3

Knowledge of Self Breast Examination among Women

Logeshwari J*

Lecturer, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalayam

*Corresponding Author's Email: logesh0987@gmail.com

Online published on 2 December, 2015.

Abstract

Context

The breast plays a significant role in a women's sexuality (Hemarajpaul, 2008). Women's reaction to any actual or suspected disease may include fear of disfigurement and death. Breast disorders represent a significant health concern to women. Breast self examination is the best diagnostic procedure, women should begin practicing breast self examination.

Objective

The present study aimed to assess the knowledge on breast self examination among women residing at Allinayakanpalayam.

Method

Descriptive research design was selected for the study. 30 samples selected through convenient sampling technique was used. The data was obtained by using a demographic variables and checklist.

Result

Results shows that higher 50% were in the age group of 35 to 50, 100% of them were Hindu religion, 80% of them were in nuclear family, 100% of them were married.

Conclusion

Majority 88% had moderate knowledge about breast self examination

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Keywords

women, knowledge, breast self examination.

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