A Descriptive Study to Assess Knowledge Regarding Breast Cancer Screening among Reproductive Age Women of Bharatpur-12, Chitwan

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  • Sarojini Sharma Lecturer, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Nursing College, Bharatpur, Chitwan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jbkc.v12i1.60420

Keywords:

Breast, Cancer, Screening, Reproductive Age, Women

Abstract

Background: Incidence of breast cancer in Nepal has increased in recent years. Screening helps in early detection of cancer and early diagnosis and timely treatment of breast cancer lead to better prognosis.

Methodology: Cross sectional study on “ Knowledge Regarding Breast Cancer Screening among Reproductive Aged women of Bharatpur-12 Chitwan” was carried out to identify the knowledge regarding breast cancer screening. Non- probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample and sample size was 50. Data was collected by using structured questionnaire. Collected data was entered in SPSS version 22 and analysis was done using descriptive statistics.

Findings: Findings of the study reveals that respondent’s mean age was 33.50±8.734. Regarding the religion, majority (90%) were hindu, similarly 52% were Bhramin. More that half (52%) had secondary education and 44% were engaged in business. In regard to marital status, 76% were married. Study findings summarized the level of knowledge in to three categories where, majority (52%) of the respondents had poor level of knowledge, less than half (44%) had moderate level of knowledge and only 4% had good level of knowledge. Conclusion majority of women in community are unaware about the use of different methods of breast cancer screening so awareness program for the breast cancer screening is essential.

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Published

2023-12-07

How to Cite

Sarojini Sharma. (2023). A Descriptive Study to Assess Knowledge Regarding Breast Cancer Screening among Reproductive Age Women of Bharatpur-12, Chitwan. Journal of Balkumari College, 12(1), 40–47. https://doi.org/10.3126/jbkc.v12i1.60420

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