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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2007;13(2):277-283.
Published online December 31, 2007.
The Effects of a BSE(Breast Self-Examination) Education Program on Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Performance Level in Female Nursing Students
Yang, Young-Hee;
Department of Nursing, Dankook University
간호대학생에게 제공한 유방자가검진 교육이 지식, 자기효능감 및 수행에 미치는 효과
단국대학교 의과대학 간호학과
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of BSE education and practice on knowledge, self efficacy and performance in female nursing students. Method: The subjects consisted of 40 students from 2 nursing colleges. They responded to questionnaires that included knowledge, self-efficacy and performance of BSE within a 3-month interval. The experimental group was subjected to a 90 minute-educational session. Their knowledge of BSE was measured using Choi's tool and self-efficacy was measured using Champion and Scott. Result: Self-efficacy and frequency of BSE performance in the experimental group were significantly higher than those of the control group while BSE knowledge was not significantly different between the two groups. Conclusion: Nursing students don't put their knowledge into practice. This fact suggests that changing a behavior needs something more than knowledge. In this study, the BSE education had an effect on self-efficacy and performance. Therefore, practical education needs to be reinforced for nursing students to perform BSE for their own health and to be able to demonstrate it for clients.
Key Words: Breast self-examination, Self-efficacy, Nursing students

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