Correlation Between Students' Self-Efficacy and Breast Self-Examination (BSE) Practice in Nursing Students

Dian Anggraini, Wulan Gerhanawati
2021 KnE Life Sciences  
Considering that breast cancer cases are increasing every year, it is important to promote early detection practices such as breast self-examination (BSE). Female students' ability to routinely perform a practice to prevent a disease may be affected by self-efficacy, their belief in their ability to produce an expected result that can affect their life. On the other hand, performing BSE will also promote students' self-efficacy. The present study aims to find out the correlation between
more » ... ion between self-efficacy and BSE practices amongst female students of STIKep PPNI West Java. This study employed non-experimental quantitative methods, adapted from Champion's Health Belief Model Scale (CHBMS). The results showed that there was a significant correlation between students' self-efficacy and breast self-examination practice on female students of STIKep PPNI West Java. This indicates that self-efficacy is important to changed behaviour. The findings are expected to improve female students' awareness to perform breast self-examination (BSE) practice since their adolescence years. Keywords: breast_self_examination, practice, self_efficacy
doi:10.18502/kls.v6i1.8738 fatcat:uhjeme23jvg7bmp7z7wy3h4k5u