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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.



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.


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


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.


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.


Majority 88% had moderate knowledge about breast self examination



women, knowledge, breast self examination.


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