Effectiveness of Online Education in Teaching Breast Self-Examination

Tuna A., AVDAL E. Ü. , ÇINAR YÜCEL Ş., Dal N. A. , Dicle A., Ozkan A., ...Daha Fazla

ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, cilt.15, ss.3227-3231, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7314/apjcp.2014.15.7.3227
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3227-3231


Background: This research evaluated the effectiveness of an online education model in teaching breast self-examination to university staff and students. Materials and Methods: 1,679 women participated in a breast self-examination online training program. Breast self-examination knowledge evaluation forms developed by Maurer (1997) were used in the research and were evaluated on a 100 point scale. Paired t-test and McNemar's Test statistics were employed. Results: The participants scored an average of 46.5 (14.0%) on knowledge on breast self-examination before training, but 77.4 (11.0%) one month after education and 76.7 (9.52%) after six months. There was a clear significant difference between these knowledge levels (p<0.05). Similarly, while the rate for systematic practice of breast self-examination among women was 30.8% before training it increased to 47.8% afterwards. Again the difference was significant (p<0.05). Conclusions: Online education is an effective method for teaching breast self-examination to women.