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Awareness and practice of self breast examination among female nurses at the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Gabriel, Olusegun Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author Ajetunmobi, Oluwaserimi Adewumi
dc.contributor.author Shabi, Olabode Muftau
dc.contributor.author Elegbede, Olaide Toyin
dc.contributor.author Okere, Raymond Akujuobi
dc.contributor.author Busari, Olusegun Adesola
dc.contributor.author Dada, Ayokunle Samuel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-12T11:09:54Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-12T11:09:54Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/671
dc.description.abstract Breast cancer is the most common female malignancy linked with high levels of morbidity and mortality in developing countries due to delayed diagnosis. This research assessed the knowledge of signs and risk factors of breast cancer and practice of self breast examination (SBE) among female nurses in a rural tertiary Hospital. Eighty-five nurses ages 20 to 60 years were sampled by simple randomization over a period of eight weeks through a self-administered semi-structured questionnaire. The analysis was done using statistical package for social science version 17. Sixteen (15.3%) nurses had adequate knowledge of breast cancer, having a relative with breast cancer (51.8%) and a woman of any age (56.5%) were recognized by majority as risk factors for breast cancer. Majority (68.2%) were not practicing monthly SBE and not confident on how to do it. This study pointed out the gaps in the knowledge and awareness of breast cancer and practice of SBE among the nurses. Opportunity should therefore be sought in various health facilities to educate nurses who are supposed to be closer to the patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Public Health in Africa;volume 7:528
dc.subject Awareness en_US
dc.subject Breast cancer en_US
dc.subject Self breast examination en_US
dc.subject Nurses en_US
dc.title Awareness and practice of self breast examination among female nurses at the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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