KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF BREAST SELF EXAMINATION AMONG CHIL BEARING WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CLINIC AT IMO STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, ORLU
Ibebuike J. E.*, Nwokike G. I., Nwachukwu J. C. and Okoro J.
This is a research project carried out to determine the knowledge attitude and practice of breast self examination among women of child bearing age attending antenatal clinic at imo state university teaching orlu. Questionnaire was used for data collection 120 questionnaire were distributed but only 110 returned. The research design used was descriptive survey design this mean finding of the study are majority of the respondents, 81.7% having high level of knowledge about BSE of which the major source information was from the nurses and doctors other sources include 11.8%, 9% of place work. Greater % of respondent 93.5% suggests that BSE is necessary and a majority of respondent 64.2% practice BSE. 73.1% practice BSE to detect any lump or abnormality early. Finding showed that occupation does not significantly influence the practice of BSE and also that they is no significant different between level of education and practice of BSE. There is need for the utilization of the mass media in discriminating collect and appropriate information about BSE to women in served.
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