Awareness and practice of breast self-examination among female staff at Babcock University, Nigeria

Julius Olatade Maitanmi1, Olaide Fadare1, Moyosola Kolawole2, Damilare Matthew Aduroja2, Damilola M Faleti2, Bukola Titilope Maitanmi1 and Oluwadamilare Akingbade2,3

ecancer 17 1615 (2023)

1School of Nursing, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State 121103, Nigeria

2Institute of Nursing Research, Osogbo, Osun State 230262, Nigeria

3Faculty of Medicine, The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China

Keywords: awareness, breast self-examination (BSE), practice, female

Correspondence to: Damilare Matthew Aduroja

Published: 05/01/2024
Received: 7/12/2023

Publication costs for this article were supported by ecancer (UK Charity number 1176307).

Copyright: © the authors; licensee ecancermedicalscience. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Table 6 shows the practice rating scale used in measuring good or poor practice of BSE.

The practice score in Table 5 was rated on a 27-point rating scale as shown in Table 6, with a mean score of 16.3.

Scores of 17 and above (53.8%) were rated as poor practice, and scores below 17 (46.3%) indicated good practice of breast self-examination.

It can therefore be concluded that the majority of the respondents exhibited poor practice of BSE.

Table 6. Level of BSE Practice Rating Scale.

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