KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE ON BREAST SELF EXAMINATION AMONG WOMEN IN TAMILNADU, INDIA
Keywords:Breast Self - examination, Attitude, Educational intervention.
Breast cancer is still a leading source worldwide in terms of deaths. Non - experimental descriptive design was adopted to determine the amount of knowledge, attitude, and practise of women on breast self-examination. A non-probability convenient sampling approach was used to choose 100 women who met the inclusion criteria. The demographic characteristicsBreast self-examination knowledge, attitude, and practise among womenwomen were assessed using a structured questionnaire.The findings regarding Breast self-examination uncovered the fact that the majority of women(47%) had insufficient expertise., 35(35%) women had average knowledge and 18(18%) women had adequate knowledge. The findings regarding attitude towards breast self - examination depicted that majority of 84(84%) women had positive attitude and 16(16%) women had negative attitude.The findings regarding level of practice,depicted that majority of 81(81%) women had poor level, 9(9%) women had better level and 10(10%) women had good level.The results revealed that There was no evidence of a link between knowledge and success.attitude, practice on breast self examination among women with maturity, family status, ethnicity, educational background, employment, and current address are some of the census profile they have.. Hence it was concluded that, the women had an inadequate knowledge, positive attitude, and poor level of practice regarding breast self examination. Therefore, the investigator felt that Through effective educational intervention, understanding and application ofbreast self-examination will be improved to restore their health in a positive way.