.The Impact of Information Seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness among the Medical and Nursing Students

  • Muhammad Nadeem Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Nayab Khan Combined Military Hospital /National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed Satti Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Awareness, Breast cancer, Medical students, Seminar

Abstract

Objective: To determine the impact of the information seminar on breast cancer awareness among the medical and nursing students of CMH institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) Multan Pakistan.

Study Design: Prospective Comparative Study.

Place and Duration of Study: One-day seminar at CMH Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) Multan Pakistan.

Methodology: A one-day seminar on breast cancer awareness was arranged at CMH Institute of Medical Sciences Multan Pakistan for 3rd and 4th-year MBBS and 3rd-year BSc Nursing students. A total of 137 participants were recruited. Participants were selected by non-probability consecutive sampling. A validated 13-question questionnaire was designed to assess participants' basic knowledge of breast cancer and breast self-examination (BSE).

Results: The mean age of participants was 21.27±0.99 years. 30(21.9%) were males and 107(78.1%) were female students.Before the seminar, approximately half of the students were correct about the demographics and presentation of breast cancer which increased to more than 80% in all avenues post-seminar (p<0.001). The most significant improvement was the correct responses regarding the age at which BSE should begin. Its frequency and correct technique pre-seminar were 75(54.7%),51(37.2%) and 23(16.8%), which in post-seminar were 98(71.5%), 106(77.4%) and 75(54.7%) respectively (p<0.001).

Conclusion: This one-day educational seminar played a significant role in increasing awareness among medical and nursing students.

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Published
2022-12-30
How to Cite
Nadeem, M., Khan, N., & Satti, I. (2022). .The Impact of Information Seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness among the Medical and Nursing Students. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(6), 1998-2001. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i6.3176
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