Health  Vol.8 No.1 , January 2016
Relationships between Demographic Variables and Breast Self-Examination among Women in a Rural Community South East of Nigeria
Abstract: This study examined the relationships between demographic variables of women in a rural community, South East of Nigeria and their practice of Breast Self-Examination (BSE). A descriptive survey design was adopted. The study population of 349 was drawn using system atichousehold sampling technique. Two research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The instruments used for data collection were validated structured questionnaire which was interview administered. Demographic information of the women such was also obtained for the study. The result indicated significant correlation between respondents’ educational level and BSE. There was however no significance difference between age, parity and BSE. There was need for community health nurses to reinforce home visits in order to enhance the awareness of breast cancer and needed skill for BSE among the rural populace while liberal education irrespective of age should be instituted by the Government.
Cite this paper: Nwaneri, A. , Osuala, E. , Okoronkwo, I. , Okpala, P. and Emesowum, A. (2016) Relationships between Demographic Variables and Breast Self-Examination among Women in a Rural Community South East of Nigeria. Health, 8, 98-104. doi: 10.4236/health.2016.81012.

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