Author(s): Sangita Singh, Sushma Charly, Tarannum Perween, Shweta Kumari, Smita Kumari, Preeti Kumari, Krishna Kumari

Email(s): taran.konnur@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00003.2   

Address: Mrs. Sangita Singh, Ms. Sushma Charly, Tarannum Perween, Shweta Kumari, Smita Kumari, Preeti Kumari, Krishna Kumari
IGIMS College of Nursing, Patna -14.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The method involves the women herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions or swelling. Breast Self-Examination (BSE) was once promoted heavily as a means of finding cancer at a more curable stage. So this study was aimed at assessing knowledge regarding Breast Self-Examination among Medical students in IGIMS, Patna, Bihar. Objective: To assess the knowledge score of Medical students regarding Breast Self-Examination. To find out the association of the knowledge score with selected demographic variables. Materials and methods: A Non-experimental, descriptive study was conducted in Medical Student, IGIMS population of Patna. The study sample consisted of total 100 Medical Student of 17-28 years of age. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics and presented through tables and figures. Results: The level of knowledge for 5% of the Medical students was inadequate knowledge; 61% of them had moderate knowledge and 34% of the Medical students had adequate knowledge regarding Breast Self-Examination. The ‘p’ value < 0.05 only for the demographic variable of father’s education and hence the result in significant at 5% level. Conclusion: The overall study finding has shown that there is significant association between the level of knowledge and father’s education. So it is concluded that majority of Medical students had moderately adequate knowledge regarding Breast self-Examination. Present study recommends the future study should be replicated on a large sample size to generalize the findings.


Cite this article:
Sangita Singh, Sushma Charly, Tarannum Perween, Shweta Kumari, Smita Kumari, Preeti Kumari, Krishna Kumari . Assess the knowledge regarding breast self-examination among medical students in IGIMS, Patna, Bihar. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2021; 9(1):7-10. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00003.2

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Sangita Singh, Sushma Charly, Tarannum Perween, Shweta Kumari, Smita Kumari, Preeti Kumari, Krishna Kumari . Assess the knowledge regarding breast self-examination among medical students in IGIMS, Patna, Bihar. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2021; 9(1):7-10. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00003.2   Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-1-3


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