Assessment of the Knowledge on Breast Self-examination among Women in Selected Tertiary Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Saran C.1, Sandhiya S.K.1, Yogeshkumar S.1, Vignesh T.1, J. Manjula2
Keywords: Knowledge, breast self-examination, women

Abstract

The research approach used for the present study was descriptive research design which involves the
assessment of the knowledge on breast self-examination among women in selected tertiary hospital,
Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. The sample of the study was chosen by purposive
sampling technique, which includes 256 womens who are in hospital.
The data collection was validated and reliability was determined and pilot study was conducted, following
which the data collection was carried out. Data procured was interpreted by descriptive and inferential
statistics. Analysis of data was executed in terms of frequency percentage distribution, mean and standard
deviation, chi-square test for the assessment of knowledge on breast self-examination among women.
The study finding was revealed that 17.58% had inadequate knowledge, 56.64% had moderate knowledge
and 25.78% had adequate knowledge. Most of the women had a moderate level of knowledge on breast
self examination practices. In assessing associate the level of knowledge on breast self-examination with
the selected demographic variables among women with age 30-50 years it shows various frequency and
percentages and it is very important to do find the association of level of knowledge . In regarding to any
history of level of knowledge on breast self-examination among women with age 30-50 years is significant
association between age, number of childrens, education and occupation (p value =<0.05). There is no
significant association with the other demographic variables with the level of knowledge on breast selfexamination
among women.

Author Biography

Saran C.1, Sandhiya S.K.1, Yogeshkumar S.1, Vignesh T.1, J. Manjula2

1B.Sc., Nursing IIIrd Year, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Chettinad College of
Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Saran C.1, Sandhiya S.K.1, Yogeshkumar S.1, Vignesh T.1, J. Manjula2. (2020). Assessment of the Knowledge on Breast Self-examination among Women in Selected Tertiary Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 183-187. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1094