Efficacy of Instructional Training Program in Breast Self-Examination & Breast Screening for Cancer among University Students

Megahed, Mona and Mohammad, Fathia and Bayoumi, Magda (2013) Efficacy of Instructional Training Program in Breast Self-Examination & Breast Screening for Cancer among University Students. Public Health Research, 3 (3). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2167-7263

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Abstract

Breast self examination (BSE) is accepted method for early detection of breast cancer (BC), it could detect 40% of breast lesion, which vital for effective treatment. BSE education and adherence are a gateway to health promotion behaviors . Objectives : the current study were to assess : the students' knowledge, attitudes & practices regarding BSE &BC, the effectiveness of instructional training program on student's knowledge, attitudes & practices and the effectiveness of BSE in early detection of BC. Methods: quasi-experimental design was conducting among 100 students at education &science collage, King Khalid university Mohail Asser between December 2011 to March 2012. Tools of data collection including three instruments, (pre/post program questionnaire sheet , attitude rating scale & an observational checklist. Results: Mean age of the students was 21.6±3.1, 73% of them hadn't information about BSE and 73.8% didn't practice BSE. A statistically significant difference persisted between the pre/ post scores of knowledge & practice BSE (p<0.05). The intervention program had a positive effect on student's knowledge, practice and attitude(p<0.05). Conclusion: the instructional educations improve students' knowledge, modify their attitude, and empower them to take health decisions for BSE, national educational programs for students must be applied to increase their knowledge & improve health literacy. Research was financial supported from King Khalid University by number 11\032

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: College of Applied Medical Sciences - Mahyal Aseer > Nursing
Depositing User: MONA ELBASUONY
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 21:23
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 21:23
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/374

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