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

Authors

  • Jaspreet Kaur Dullat Chitkara College of Nursing, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
  • Aanchal Rayat Bahra College of Nursing, Mohali
  • Amritpal Kaur Rayat Bahra College of Nursing, Mohali
  • Atinderpal Kaur Rayat Bahra College of Nursing, Mohali
  • Bhupinder Kaur Rayat Bahra College of Nursing, Mohali
  • Chanderkanta Rayat Bahra College of Nursing, Mohali

DOI:

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

Keywords:

Knowledge, Breast Self Examination, Students

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.

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Published

2016-10-03

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Jaspreet Kaur Dullat, Aanchal, Amritpal Kaur, Atinderpal Kaur, Bhupinder Kaur, Chanderkanta. Assessing the Knowledge Regarding Breast Self Examination Among Nursing Students in Rayat Bahra University. J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare [Internet]. 2016Oct.3 [cited 2022Dec.9];3(1):11-8. Available from: https://jmrh.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/jmrh/article/view/28

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