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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 101) Last page : ( 103)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00025.9

Breast self-examination: Outcome on knowledge among adult women

Mrs. Anishya A1,*, Dr. Appavu Santhi2

1Assistant Professor, Christian College of Nursing, Neyyoor, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai

2Principal, Christian College of Nursing, Neyyoor, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: jenkanije@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.


The study aimed at assessing the effect of video teaching programme on knowledge regarding breast self-examination among adult women.


A quantitative research approach with one group pretest posttest research design was adopted. The sample consisted of 60 adult women selected by purposive sampling. Knowledge questionnaire and was prepared to assess the knowledge which was administered by using interview technique. Video teaching program on breast self-examination was given for 30 minutes. Various aspects of breast self-examination were included in this teaching program. Posttest was done after one week with the same questionnaire.


The Mean posttest knowledge score (16.78) was significantly higher than the mean pretest knowledge (10.11) the calculated “t” value for knowledge is 18.67 was higher than the table value of 0.05 level of significance.


These results support that the video teaching program was effective in improving the knowledge of adult women regarding breast self-examination.



Breast self-examination, Adult women.


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