Impact of health intervention program regarding breast self examination among
Port Said female university students
Mona Abd Elsabour1, Sherene Ahmed Qalawa2, Magda Aly Mohamed1, Omaima Mohamed Elalem1
1Family and Community Health Nursing Deoartment. 2Medical and Surgical Nursing Department,Faculty of Nursing, Port Said University, Egypt. email@example.com
Abstract: Aim: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impact of a health intervention program about breast self examination on knowledge and practices of female university students. Subject and Methods: The quasi experimental research was conducted on convenience sample of 50 students at the university hostel for females in Port Said governorate, an educational health program about early detection of breast cancer and breast self examination was developed by researchers, the selected sample is tested before and after giving the health program using a self administered questionnaire and observational checklist. Results: The findings revealed that most of the studied sample had poor knowledge (94%) and practices (86%) regarding early detection of breast cancer and breast self examination in pre program, A statistically significant improvement was detected in the knowledge and practices post program (P <0.001*). Conclusion: The study concluded to the fact that the studied females students' knowledge and practices regarding early detection of breast cancer and breast self examination are deficient, health educational programs can improve their knowledge and practices, so the researchers recommend that great efforts should be done to increase the young females' awareness of prevention and early detection of breast cancer, this can be effectively done through continues health educational programs.
[Mona Abd Elsabour, Sherene Ahmed Qalawa, Magda Aly Mohamed, Omaima Mohamed Elalem. Impact of health educational intervention regarding breast self examination among Port Said female university students. J Am Sci 2013;9(3):378-384]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 61
Key words: Breast self examination, Health interventio program, Female University students. Full Text 61