The Impact of Female Students' Breast Self-Examination training on their Mothers' Awareness

Abasi, Elieh and Tahmasebi, Homaira and Zafari, Mandana and Tofigi, Maryam and Hassani, Sogra (2018) The Impact of Female Students' Breast Self-Examination training on their Mothers' Awareness. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, 6 (4). pp. 1454-1461.

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Background &amp; aim: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, which its early diagnosis is of paramount importance for the prevention of its associated mortality and morbidity. Breast self-examination (BSE) is one of the methods for the early detection of breast cancer. Education plays an important role in increasing BSE practice. Regarding this, the present study was conducted to measure the impact of BSE training to female students on their mothers’ awareness. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 100 university students and their mothers in Sari, Iran, in 2015. After educating the students about BSE, they were asked to train their mothers in this regard. The data were collected before and one month after training, using demographic, BSE attitude assessment, and BSE questionnaires. Data analysis was performed in SPSS software (version 17) using descriptive statistics, Chi-square test, t-test, and Fisher's exact test. Results: The results of the independent t-test revealed a significant difference between the two groups in terms of knowledge at the post-training stage (P=0.000). Furthermore, the two groups had significant mean differences in the knowledge scores obtained before and after the training (P<0.001). Also, the intervention group showed a significant difference in their knowledge scores at the post-training stage, compared to that at the pre-training phase (P=0.000). However, regarding the control group, this variable was not significantly different between the two stages (P=0.29). Conclusion: As the findings indicated, BSE education could positively affect mother’s knowledge in this regard. Therefore, it is suggested to use this training method for promoting mothers’ knowledge about BSE.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Midwifery&Reproductive Health J
Depositing User: jmrh jmrh
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 06:15
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 06:15

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