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A study on awareness toward the early detection of breast cancer on nursing staff in civil hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

A study on awareness toward the early detection of breast cancer on nursing staff in civil hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Authors: Jaydip R Oza --- Jagruti D Prajapati --- Rohit Ram Journal: Healthline ISSN/EISSN: 2229337X Year: 2011 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 34-37 Abstract Background: Breast cancer accounts for about 20% cancers in Indian women. The nurses can play an important role in educating women through specially designed educational programme in the clinical setting, as well as through community out reach strategies that suit our social & cultural settings. Objective: The purpose of this study was to know the knowledge, attitude & practices of nursing staff towards the early detection of breast cancer. Method: A cross sectional study was carried out in civil hospital Ahmedabad during September 2008. 250 nurses were selected out of total staff of 1000 nurses. Data was collected by pretested... Show More
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