Journal of Clinical & Experimental OncologyISSN: 2324-9110

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Breast Self-Examination among Nursing and Physiotherapy Students

Background: Breast self-examination is a simple, very low cost; noninvasive with no special material/tool requirements; and it is an effective diagnostic method for breast cancer, which only takes five minutes to apply. Objective: to assess the level of Knowledge and Practice of Breast self-examination among nursing and physiotherapy students in one of the Private University in Malaysia. Subjects and methods: Descriptive, cross sectional study was used for conducting the study, a regular random sample has been used, total of 170 student were involved. Data collected using questionnaire. Validity and pilot study were examined with ethical approval from both faculties. Results: Study results have shown that 81.2% of the respondents had good overall knowledge towards BSE, The major source of information about BSE (40.0% ) was mass media and classes in the study and (21.2%) practice BSE always every month.

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