Educating Women about Breast Self Examination and Breast Cancer Among Women of Urban Community, Karachi Pakistan: A Pre and Post Intervention Study

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Educating Women about Breast Self Examination and Breast Cancer Among Women of Urban Community, Karachi Pakistan: A Pre and Post Intervention Study
Abstract:
Educating Women about Breast Self Examination and Breast Cancer Among Women of Urban Community, Karachi Pakistan: A Pre and Post Intervention Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Parpio, Yasmin P., BScN, MSc, Epi, &, Bio
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University
Title:Senior Instructor
Co-Authors:Salima Moez Meherali, BScN, MScN; Salima M. Farooq, Post, RN, BScN
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Introduction Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. Every fifth woman in Pakistan develops breast cancer after the age of 40. In order to diagnose breast cancer early and to prevent psychological and financial burden, self breast examination is necessary. Purpose:The aim of this study was to explore the level of awareness and educate women of urban community, Karachi, Pakistan about self breast examination and breast cancer. Methodology:We employed pre and post interventional design. We chose 50 individuals women of aged 20 years and above.  The first step was to collect baseline data from the catchment population with the help of systematic random sampling. Then the second step was to impart teaching on the self breast examination skills and equip community with the knowledge of breast cancer. We utilized the principles of teaching and learning and used several teaching strategies lie: Model demonstration, charts, role play and panel discussion. Results:Baseline results revealed the prevalence of breast cancer in the community as 6%. Moreover, it also showed that 91% community is unaware about the proper tecnique of breast self examination. We analyzed that only 6% people know about mammography and the women who were aware of SBE had family history positive for BC. Our interventional study was able to improve the knowledge and skills related to SBE & breast cancer and almost 99% were beneficial from this study. Conclusion:In conclusion, health education is a powerful tool to promote health and empower community.Community health nurse can play a vital role in community development through health  awarness programs
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.titleEducating Women about Breast Self Examination and Breast Cancer Among Women of Urban Community, Karachi Pakistan: A Pre and Post Intervention Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148439-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Educating Women about Breast Self Examination and Breast Cancer Among Women of Urban Community, Karachi Pakistan: A Pre and Post Intervention Study</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Parpio, Yasmin P., BScN, MSc, Epi, &amp;, Bio</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yasmin.parpio@aku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Salima Moez Meherali, BScN, MScN; Salima M. Farooq, Post, RN, BScN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Introduction Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. Every fifth woman in Pakistan develops breast cancer after the age of 40. In order to diagnose breast cancer early and to prevent psychological and financial burden, self breast examination is necessary. Purpose:The aim of this study was to explore the level of awareness and educate women of urban community, Karachi, Pakistan about self breast examination and breast cancer. Methodology:We employed pre and post interventional design. We chose 50 individuals women of aged 20 years and above.&nbsp; The first step was to collect baseline data from the catchment population with the help of systematic random sampling. Then the second step was to impart teaching on the self breast examination skills and equip community with the knowledge of breast cancer. We utilized the principles of teaching and learning and used several teaching strategies lie: Model demonstration, charts, role play and panel discussion. Results:Baseline results revealed the prevalence of breast cancer in the community as 6%. Moreover, it also showed that 91% community is unaware about the proper tecnique of breast self examination. We analyzed that only 6% people know about mammography and the women who were aware of SBE had family history positive for BC. Our interventional study was able to improve the knowledge and skills related to SBE &amp; breast cancer and almost 99% were beneficial from this study. Conclusion:In conclusion, health education is a powerful tool to promote health and empower community.Community health nurse can play a vital role in community development through health &nbsp;awarness programs</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:45:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:45:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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