International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Breast Self-Examination among the Women (30-50 Years) at Pinnathur Village in Chidambaram Taluk

V. Agalya Mahalakshmi | Dr. T. Chandra | Dr. S. Shanthi


Abstract: Breast cancer continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Breast cancer prevention involves teaching the total population to increase the knowledge about risk factors and promoting change in them. Health care providers have a vital role in educating the public regarding breast cancer and breast self-examination (BSE). Breast self-examination is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The present study reveals that out of 50 samples most of the subjects in the pretest 47 (94%) had inadequate knowledge, only 3 (6%) had moderately adequate knowledge in need for breast self- examination and breast cancer respectively. With regard to practice on BSE among the subjects, in the pretest 46 (92%) had poor practice and only 4 (8%) of them had fair practice in the breast self- examination. After STP 38 (76%) of the subjects had adequate knowledge on breast self-examination, 42 (84%) of them had need for breast self- examination, 43 (86%) of the subjects had adequate knowledge on breast cancer in the posttest. After the human breast model demonstration, the practice on BSE, 44 (88%) of the subjects had adequate practice regarding breast self- examination. The study concluded that structured teaching program as effective in improving knowledge and practice level of the subjects on breast self-examination.


Keywords: Structured Teaching programme, Breast Self Examination


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 972 - 974


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