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The Effect of the Education using the Breast Model on the Female College Students' Knowledge and Techniques of the Self-Examination of the Breasts


  • Department of Nursing, Sangmyung University, Korea
  • Department of Nursing, Shinhan University, Korea


Objectives: For the early discovery of breast cancer, it is intended to verify the effects on the knowledge and the technologies after executing the practice education using a breast model for the breast self-examination. Methods/ Statistical analysis: This was a quasi-experimental research with 38 persons in the experimental group and 37 persons in the control group. The breast self-examination education was carried out 60 minutes a day for 6 times in the experimental group. And, to the control group, the written guide to the breast self-examination was provided. Findings: 32 persons (84.2%) of the experimental group and 28 persons (78.7%) of the control group had the plan for an early medical checkup. As there were no statistically significant differences in two groups, the homogeneity was confirmed. Regarding the knowledge on the breast self-examination, the averages were increased 1.92 points in the experimental group and 0.97 points in the control group after intervention. Regarding the technologies of the breast self-examination, the averages were increased 3.65 points in the experimental group and 1.78 points in the control group after intervention. The experimental group was measured higher than the control group. Improvements and applications: It appeared that the practice education improves the knowledge on, and the technologies of, the breast self-examination.


Breast Model, Breast Self-Examination, Female College Students, Knowledge, Technique.

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