Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination among female undergraduate medical students in Poonch Medical College, Azad Kashmir

Authors

  • Arslaan Javaeed Department of Pathology, Poonch Medical College, Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Irum Rasheed Poonch Medical College, Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Faiza Shafqat Poonch Medical College, Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1046

Abstract

Abstract

A cross-sectional observational study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of breast self-examination (BSE) among female undergraduate medical students in Poonch Medical College, Azad Kashmir. Out of 306 respondents, 250 completed the 16-item questionnaire (response rate of 81.7%). The correlations between knowledge, attitude, and practice were observed. Out of the total 250 respondents, 180 (72.0%) had ever heard of BSE, and 62 (24.8%) had performed BSE. The most important source of information regarding BSE was ‘internet’, which delivered knowledge to 64 (25.6%) students. The majority 200 (80%) thought that publicity and campaigns can motivate students to perform BSE. There was mild uphill correlation between knowledge and attitude, and knowledge and practice (p <.001). The study identified poor KAP of BSE among the students, Continuous...

Published

2020-11-05

How to Cite

Arslaan Javaeed, Irum Rasheed, & Faiza Shafqat. (2020). Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination among female undergraduate medical students in Poonch Medical College, Azad Kashmir. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1046

Issue

Section

Short Communication / Short Report