Knowledge regarding breast self-examination among middle aged women of Uttarakhand

Authors

  • Divya Kothiyal Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Geetika Pokhriyal Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Mukul Payal Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Raveena Rawat Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Shagun Juyal Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Sheetal Rathi Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Namrata Pundir Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Sonia Rawat Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20230917

Keywords:

Breast self-examination, Knowledge, Middle aged women, Uttarakhand

Abstract

Background: Breast self-examination involves the women herself looking at the mirror and feeling each breast for possible lumps and distortion or swelling. It is seen that more than 10% to 20% breast cancer is detected by breast self-examination.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to assess knowledge regarding breast self-examination among middle aged women in a selected community setting of Uttarakhand. A total of 62 samples were selected through systematic randomized sampling technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire was administered through interview technique to assess the knowledge.

Results: Most of the (49%) women had poor knowledge regarding breast self-examination. There was significant association between age of the samples, education status, family income and previous information regarding breast self-examination with knowledge score.

Conclusions: The study concluded that there was inadequate knowledge regarding breast self-examination among middle aged women in Uttarakhand. There is a need for educational programs to create awareness and improve knowledge regarding routine breast self-examination.

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Published

2023-03-29

How to Cite

Kothiyal, D., Pokhriyal, G., Payal, M., Rawat, R., Juyal, S., Rathi, S., Pundir, N., & Rawat, S. (2023). Knowledge regarding breast self-examination among middle aged women of Uttarakhand. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(4), 1415–1418. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20230917

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