International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022


A Pre-Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching about Knowledge and Attitude regarding Self Breast Examination among Females in Selected Rural Area

Ashwini Deodhe | Asha Khobragade [5] | Vinay Gawali [4]


Abstract: Introduction: Self breast examination BSE is a screening method which is used to detect early breast cancer. This method involves women looking breast for possible lumps or swelling and feeling for any abnormality. It is one of the important public health problems that studies reported that awareness and practice of breast examination is an important method for prevention of breast cancer. Objectives: The main objective of the study to assess the existing knowledge and attitude regarding self breast examination. Research approach: The quantitative research approach with pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design. The sample size was 105 females selected from rural area. Non probability convenient sampling techniques were used. The data were collected by using structured questionnaire and 5 points Likert scale and analysis were done by using SPSS 24 version 7. Result: The major finding of the study were, in pre-test knowledge score was, majority 38.10% of the subjects had good level of knowledge score, 34.29% had average, 17.14% had poor, 8.57% had very good and 1.90% of the subjects had excellent level of knowledge score. In pre-test level of attitude score was Majority 93.33% of the subjects had positive attitude towards self breast examination and 6.67% had negative attitude towards self breast examination. Post-test level of knowledge score was, majority 49.52% of the subjects had very good level of knowledge score, 46.67% were having excellent and 3.81% of the subjects had good level of knowledge score. Post-test level of attitude regarding self breast examination. All (100%) % of the subjects had positive attitude towards self breast examination. Conclusion: study shows that there is no any association in relation to their age group and educational status. Hence, based on the above finding, it was concluded undoubtedly that the knowledge and attitude of the target population was significantly improved after receiving information in the form of planned teaching regarding self breast examination.


Keywords: HICs, high income countries, (LICs) and lower income countries. Self breast examination, Breast self examination, BSE, attitude, females


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,


Pages: 1189 - 1193


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