Title

The knowledge and practices on breast self-examination of middle aged women on selected barangays in the City of Imus, Cavite

Date of Completion

1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

breast self-examination

Abstract

This study utilized a correlational research design in which two or more quantitative variables are present form the same group of participants. Convenience sampling was used among women with the age range from 40 to 65 years old. The study utilized a questionnaire to obtain the needed data. The questionnaire was self-made. The research instrument was translated to Filipino address the language needs of the respondents. The questionnaire has a total of 35 items and was divided into three (3) parts. The following statistical tools were utilized in the study: Analysis of Variance, frequency, independent sample t-test, percentage, mean, standard deviation and Spearman rho. On the basis of the foregoing findings, the researchers drew up the following conclusions: 1) The majority of the respondents were married, have a family monthly family income of Php40,000 and below, college graduate, have no family history of breast cancer, have no history of breast surgery, and were already in menopause state; 2) The respondents have high level of knowledge regarding breast self-examination; 3) The respondents have low level of practice of the breast self-examination. The level of knowledge of middle-aged women on breast self-examination in selected barangays in the City of Imus, Cavite differ significantly with civil status, monthly family income, educational attainment, family history of breast cancer, history of breast surgery, and reproductive status; 5) The level of practice of middle-aged women on breast self-examination in selected barangays in the City of Imus, Cavite differ significantly with civil status, monthly family income, educational attainment, family history of breast cancer, history of breast surgery, and reproductive status; 6) Most of the respondents have high knowledge ye low practice on breast self-examination.

First Advisor

Daisy H. Alberto

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