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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161396
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Self-Examination Practice among Thai Registered Nurses
Abstract:
Breast Self-Examination Practice among Thai Registered Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Pikkasame, Phanida
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Breast self-examination is considered to be the first step toward breast cancer detection. Although it is the simplest measure to detect early breast abnormalities, the majority of women do not practice it on a regular basis. There are a variety of factors that influence whether or not women perform this self-care behavior. While many studies have examined breast self-examination practices among women in the U.S., limited studies have been done among Thai women. Thus, the purpose of this descriptive study was to describe the frequency of breast self-examination and to identify factors that may influence compliance with breast self-examination practice in Thai registered nurses. From a total listing of 894 registered nurses employed in the two regional hospitals in the northern part of Thailand, 300 were randomly selected to receive the study materials. Two hundred and twenty five nurses (75%), aged 20-57, completed and returned questionnaires. Of these, 28.9% practiced BSE monthly. No significant differences in frequency of BSE were found in their level of nursing education or age. Personal history of breast disease and professional experience in taking care of breast cancer patients were significantly found to influence their BSE practices.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast Self-Examination Practice among Thai Registered Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161396-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast Self-Examination Practice among Thai Registered Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pikkasame, Phanida</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ppikka1@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Breast self-examination is considered to be the first step toward breast cancer detection. Although it is the simplest measure to detect early breast abnormalities, the majority of women do not practice it on a regular basis. There are a variety of factors that influence whether or not women perform this self-care behavior. While many studies have examined breast self-examination practices among women in the U.S., limited studies have been done among Thai women. Thus, the purpose of this descriptive study was to describe the frequency of breast self-examination and to identify factors that may influence compliance with breast self-examination practice in Thai registered nurses. From a total listing of 894 registered nurses employed in the two regional hospitals in the northern part of Thailand, 300 were randomly selected to receive the study materials. Two hundred and twenty five nurses (75%), aged 20-57, completed and returned questionnaires. Of these, 28.9% practiced BSE monthly. No significant differences in frequency of BSE were found in their level of nursing education or age. Personal history of breast disease and professional experience in taking care of breast cancer patients were significantly found to influence their BSE practices.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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