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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147684
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Practice and Teaching of Breast Self Examination
Abstract:
Nurses' Practice and Teaching of Breast Self Examination
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Humphrey, James P., RN, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Valdosta State University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing/Chair of Faculty Organization
[Special invitation presentation] Breast cancer continues to be of great concern to women and their families. Early detection is essential to breast cancer recovery. Nurses have a responsibility to educate women about the detection of breast cancer, risk factors associated with breast cancer, treatment, and recovery.  The purposes of this descriptive correlational study, framed by Pender's health promotion model, were to detect any inconsistency with the practice of breast self examination (BSE) by nurses and their education of patients regarding BSE and to identify factors hindering the practice and education of BSE by nurses. Four research questions were developed to address the purposes of the study. The purposive sample consisted of 179 registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and licensed practical nurses, employed in a rural hospital located in southeast Georgia and by the local southeast district health offices, who agreed to participate.  The Breast Self- Examination Questionnaire developed by Budden (1995) was the primary instrument used to collect data. While 92% of the participants indicated they practice BSE, 48% stated they do so on a monthly basis. The results indicated the majority of nurses participating in the study viewed BSE as a valuable means of early detection of breast cancer, but only 56% stated they teach their patients how to correctly perform BSE as well.  Forgetfulness prevailed as the major factor hindering these nurses from practicing BSE monthly, while "other priorities of care" was stated as the major reason for not teaching BSE to their patients. Patient teaching is a vital part of the nurse's role.  This activity is one of the many areas that can change a person's life just by a few minutes of the nurse's time to instruct patients on how to correctly perform BSE.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Practice and Teaching of Breast Self Examinationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147684-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Practice and Teaching of Breast Self Examination</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Humphrey, James P., RN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valdosta State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing/Chair of Faculty Organization</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jphumphr@valdosta.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] Breast cancer continues to be of great concern to women and their families. Early detection is essential to breast cancer recovery.&nbsp;Nurses have a responsibility to educate women about the detection of breast cancer, risk factors associated with breast cancer, treatment, and recovery.&nbsp; The purposes of this descriptive correlational study, framed by Pender's health promotion model, were to detect any inconsistency with the practice of breast self examination (BSE) by nurses and their education of patients regarding BSE and to identify factors hindering the practice and education of BSE by nurses. Four research questions were developed to address the purposes of the study. The purposive sample consisted of 179 registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and licensed practical nurses, employed in a rural hospital located in southeast Georgia and by the local southeast district health offices, who agreed to participate.&nbsp; The Breast Self- Examination Questionnaire developed by Budden (1995) was the primary instrument used to collect data. While 92% of the participants indicated they practice BSE, 48% stated they do so on a monthly basis.&nbsp;The results indicated the majority of nurses participating in the study viewed BSE as a valuable means of early detection of breast cancer, but only 56% stated they teach their patients how to correctly perform BSE as well.&nbsp; Forgetfulness prevailed as the major factor hindering these nurses from practicing BSE monthly, while &quot;other priorities of care&quot; was stated as the major reason for not teaching BSE to their patients. Patient teaching is a vital part of the nurse's role.&nbsp; This activity is one of the many areas that can change a person's life just by a few minutes of the nurse's time to instruct patients on how to correctly perform BSE.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:35:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:35:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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