International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Awareness and Practice regarding Early Detection and Prevention of Breast and Cervical Cancers among Women of Kudumbashree Units

Reeba Baby | Dr. Sisy Jose [4]


Abstract: The present study was conducted to assess the awareness and practice regarding early detection and prevention of breast and cervical cancers among women of kudumbashree units. A quantitative approach and non experimental descriptive design was used for the study. The study was theoretically supported by Nola J Pender?s revised health promotion model. A total of 504 women of kudumbashree units were selected using multistage sampling technique. The data was collected using socio personal data sheet, structured questionnaire to measure the awareness and a rating scale to rate the practice regarding early detection and prevention of breast and cervical cancers, all developed by the researcher. The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that 81.9% of women of kudumbashree units had average awareness and 59.5% of women of kudumbashree units had good practice. There was no significant correlation between awareness and practice among women of kudumbashree units regarding early detection and prevention of breast and cervical cancers. The selected variables namely education of women of kudumbashree units, occupation of women of kudumbashree units and previous exposure to information regarding breast or cervical cancers had association with awareness regarding early detection and prevention of breast and cervical cancers. Also, there is no association between practice regarding early detection and prevention of breast and cervical cancers and any of the selected variables. An information booklet was prepared on early detection and prevention of breast and cervical cancers and distributed to all study participants.


Keywords: Awareness, Practice, Breast and Cervical cancers, Women of kudumbashree units


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1705 - 1707


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