International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding breast self-examination among women in Venkatachalam, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Background: Breast cancer is a malignant (Cancerous) growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in women Worldwide. The burden of breast cancer will continue to increase not only in terms of the absolute number of cases but also in terms of its incidence. Breast self-examination is an inexpensive risk free method to detect cancer. When lumps are discovered at an early stage, they have better chance for long term survival.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy among antenatal mothers.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge and practice regarding breast self-examination among women. 2. To associate the level of knowledge and practice regarding breast self-examination with socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 100 women living in Venkatachalam Village at Nellore, were selected by using probability simple random technique method.
Results: Regarding the level of knowledge among women, 1(1.7%) women had adequate knowledge, 19 (31.7%) women had moderately adequate knowledge and 40(66.7%) women had inadequate knowledge regarding breast self-examination. Regarding the level of practice among women, 52(86.7%) women had inadequate practice, 8(13.33%) were had moderate practice and none of them had adequate practice regarding breast self-examination.