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ASSESSMENT THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING BREAST CANCER AND BREAST SELF EXAMINATION AMONG THE STUDENTS OF V.V. VANNIAPERUMAL NURSING COLLEGE FOR WOMEN AT VIRUDHUNAGAR

Ms. Manimeghalai

Keywords : Knowledge, Breast Cancer, Breast Self Examination

Citation Information : MM. ASSESSMENT THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING BREAST CANCER AND BREAST SELF EXAMINATION AMONG THE STUDENTS OF V.V. VANNIAPERUMAL NURSING COLLEGE FOR WOMEN AT VIRUDHUNAGAR. 2015; 8 (3):45-47.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-3-45

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The Breast self examination is easy to learn and takes a minimum amount of time to perform each month. The basic techniques of early detection of breast cancer is BSE - Breast Self examination. Nurses have educational role concerning breast cancer. Therefore, a descriptive study was conducted among 40 BSC (N) I year students in V.V. Vanniaperumal. Nursing College at Virudhunagar. Objective of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding breast cancer and BSE among students. Purposive sampling technique was used. Tool consisted of self structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge of students. Results showed that 5% (21) had good knowledge and 95% (38) students had fair knowledge regarding breast cancer and BSE. The knowledge score had no statistical significant relationship with demographic variables.


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