Breast self-examination: Knowledge and practices of health care professionals

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1987-05-30

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Ramsire, Billie

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This descriptive-correlation study was undertaken in order to determine if there was a relationship between level of knowled ge, frequency of practice, and proper performance of breast self-examination among health care professionals. A sample of 100 subjects (20-56 years of age), selected at random from a major medical institution, completed a four part questionnaire which served as the research instrument. Data were analyzed using frequency distribution tables, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Spearman Rho Rank Order correlation. Analysis of data revealed a high correlation between knowledge of breast examination and proper performance of breast self-exam. A moderate or significant correlation was also found between frequency of breast exams and knowledge of BSE. No significant correlation existed between frequency of breast selfexamination and proper performance.

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