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Assessing the Knowledge Regarding Breast Self Examination Among Nursing Students in Rayat Bahra University

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.15415/jmrh.2016.31002

AUTHORS

Jaspreet Kaur Dullat, Aanchal, Amritpal Kaur, Atinderpal Kaur, Bhupinder Kaur and Chanderkanta

ABSTRACT

In India, the incidence of breast cancer is increasing at an alarming rate and Breast Self Examination is an important method to identify it its earliest stage. Therefore, a study to assess the knowledge of Nursing students regarding Breast Self- Examination was conducted in Rayat Bahra University, Mohali, Punjab. Quantitative research approach was used in the study and using purposive sampling technique, data was collected from the sample of 95 students using structured multiple choice questionnaire. The present study exhibited that most of the students had inadequate knowledge and do not perform Breast Self Examination as a routine. Therefore, there is need to encourage the students to practice it as a routine so that the breast cancer can be detected at an early stage.

KEYWORDS

Knowledge, Breast Self Examination, Students

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