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ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION ON BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION PRACTICE AMONG FEMALES ATTENDING OUT-PATIENT CLINIC IN BABCOCK UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, ILISHAN-REMO, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

The study assessed knowledge, attitude and perception on breast self-examination practice among females attending out-patient clinic in Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted. Three hundred females were used as sample. The instrument used for data collection was a self-developed,
validated and reliable questionnaire with Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of 0.85. Data were processed using Statistical Package for Social Science version 23. Using descriptive statistics of percentage while three hypotheses were tested using inferential statistics of Chi-square at 0.05 level of significance. Results revealed that this study revealed that majority of participants had moderate knowledge on self-examination practice, positive attitude practice and positive perception of breast self-examination practice. Furthermore, results also showed that there is a significant relationship between knowledge and breast self-examination practice (p=0.000); significant relationship between attitude and breast
self-examination practice (p=0.000) and significant relationship between perception and breast self-examination practice (p=0.000). On the basis of the findings, it was recommended that more awareness and health education programme be carried out by healthcare professionals to improve breast self-examination practice.

  • Olajide, | Tayo | Emmanuel | olajidet@babcock.edu.ng | +2348035342335, Amiewalam, | Divine | . | olajidet@babcock.edu.ng | +2348090835680, Ojo, | Eunice | Abimbola; | ojoe@babcock.edu.ng | +2348023027428 , Wennie | Jummai | Sa’a | wenniej@babcock.edu.ng | +2348147456903 , Leslie | Tabitha | Amere | lesliet@babcock.edu.ng | +2348068064965
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