Author(s): Madhu S, Sathish D K, Vinay Kumar G

Email(s): mpmadhumadhu4@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00084   

Address: Madhu S1, Sathish D K2, Vinay Kumar G3
1Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar.
2Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar.
3Principal, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Objective: To assess the knowledge attitude and practice regarding Breast Cancer screening among Women in reproductive age (15-45 years) in selected rural areas of Chamarajanagar district and to find the association between the knowledge attitude and practice scores with the selected demographic variables. Methodology: Questionnaire on demographic Performa. Knowledge about breast cancer screening was used to collect the data. An explorative descriptive method has been adopted and 150 Women were selected for the study using simple random sampling technique.5-point likert scale and interview schedule was performed with the help of structured and semi structured questionnaire to collect data. Results: Result of the study revealed that of Out of 150 participants only 0.7% of participants having moderate knowledge and 99.3% of participants having inadequate knowledge The large proportion of participant (90.7%) have moderately favourable attitude towards screening of breast cancer and 9.3% participant of have unfavourable attitude towards screening of breast cancer and none of the participant have favourable attitude towards screening of breast cancer High majority of the participants (100%) do not practice breast self-examination and having poor practice. Conclusion: The knowledge regarding Breast cancer screening is lacking in many participants, many women have moderately favourable attitude regarding breast cancer screening and majority of women having poor practice regarding screening of breast cancer so there is need for educational programme which helps in prevention and early detection of Breast cancer. IEC activities should gear up in rural areas.


Cite this article:
Madhu S, Sathish D K, Vinay Kumar G. A Study to assess the knowledge attitude and practice regarding Breast Cancer screening among Women in reproductive age (15-45 years) in selected rural areas of Chamarajanagar district with a view to develop educational programme. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(4):367-2. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00084

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Madhu S, Sathish D K, Vinay Kumar G. A Study to assess the knowledge attitude and practice regarding Breast Cancer screening among Women in reproductive age (15-45 years) in selected rural areas of Chamarajanagar district with a view to develop educational programme. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(4):367-2. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00084   Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-4-7


REFERENCES:
1.    https://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/diagnosis-screening/breast- cancer/en/
2.    https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/breast-cancer- statistics
3.    Ms. Anooja yohannan’s a study to compare the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding breast cancer screening among health professionals and non-health professionals at selected institutions of Mysore.
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