Research Article - Journal of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics (2022) Volume 7, Issue 5
A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge about breast cancer awareness among novice nurses in tertiary cancer centre.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer found among women worldwide. Its incidence is increasing in many countries. Nurses are the future paramedical personnel who will have the opportunity to encourage and influence women to be aware of the prevalence of breast cancer. In Indian females, the age-adjusted ratio is as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women. Aim: To assess the knowledge about breast cancer screening techniques among novice nurses. To assess the knowledge regarding screening in terms of breast self-examination clinical breast examination & mammography in novice nurses. Methods: A survey-based cross-sectional study of 50 Sample sizes with a convenience sampling technique in Tata memorial hospital, assessed knowledge about breast cancer awareness among novice nurses in tertiary cancer centers. It was a fully mixed concurrent dominant status design with a dominant quantitative part where a Cross-sectional design was used. The qualitative component used phenomenology.Author(s): Jyoti Patel*, Ajinkya Date, Akshay Patil