Evaluating Breast Self-examination Awareness Among Young Adult Women in Vaniyamkulam Panchayat to Create an Educational Booklet

Year : 2024 | Volume :02 | Issue : 01 | Page : 23-30
By

Danababy

Lt Col Regina P.F.

Rasna K.P.

Reshma M.

Sabitha Sibi

Sandramol S.

Shabnam

  1. Assistant Professor P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  2. Associate Professor P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  3. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  4. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  5. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  6. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  7. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India

Abstract

Introduction: Breast cancer ranks as the second most prevalent cancer worldwide and stands as the primary cancer type among women, both in developed and developing nations. It is estimated that around 25% of all cancer cases globally are attributed to breast cancer. Notably, there was a significant increase in breast cancer incidence from 2008 to 2012 on a global scale. Methods: The research utilized a quantitative methodology, employing a descriptive study design. A purposive sampling method was utilized to carefully select 50 participants for the study. Data collection involved demographic variables and a semi-structured questionnaire. The study was conducted on December 14, 2023, and data analysis utilized both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: As we have assessed the level of knowledge regarding breast self-examination among early adulthood women in selected settings of Vaniyamkulam Panchayat, about 4 (8%) samples have adequate knowledge, 21 (42%) have moderate knowledge, 25 (50%) samples have inadequate knowledge about breast self-examination. Conclusion: The result obtained after the analysis found that knowledge regarding breast self-examination among early adulthood women of Vaniyamkulam Panchayat, revealed that maximum women had inadequate knowledge. Hence the researchers prepared an information booklet and distributed among the participants, anticipating that their knowledge about breast self-examination will be improved.

Keywords: Breast cancer, breast self-examination, knowledge, demographic variables, descriptive and inferential statistics

[This article belongs to International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices(ijonnp)]

How to cite this article: Danababy, Lt Col Regina P.F., Rasna K.P., Reshma M., Sabitha Sibi, Sandramol S., Shabnam. Evaluating Breast Self-examination Awareness Among Young Adult Women in Vaniyamkulam Panchayat to Create an Educational Booklet. International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices. 2024; 02(01):23-30.
How to cite this URL: Danababy, Lt Col Regina P.F., Rasna K.P., Reshma M., Sabitha Sibi, Sandramol S., Shabnam. Evaluating Breast Self-examination Awareness Among Young Adult Women in Vaniyamkulam Panchayat to Create an Educational Booklet. International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices. 2024; 02(01):23-30. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/ijonnp/article=2024/view=147239




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Received April 18, 2024
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Published May 10, 2024