The Effect of Whatsapp Group-Based Health Media on Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior of Breast Cancer Early Detection of Health Students
Keywords: Breast Cancer, BSE, Health Promotion.
AbstractBackground: Breast cancer is a malignancy that develops from breast tissue that arises in the lining cells (epithelium) of the ducts or lobules. Breast cancer is one of the burdens of non-communicable diseases globally, increasing every year. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers globally with 2,089 million new cases. One of the preventions of breast cancer that every woman can do is Breast Self-Examination (BSE). The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Whatsapp Group-based health promotion on the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of early detection of breast cancer in health students in Badung Regency. Method:This study uses a cross-sectional research design with a total sample of 54 respondents. The study was conducted in one of the private universities in Badung Regency. Data were analyzed using SPSS, including univariate and bivariate analysis with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Result: The results found that the Whatsapp Group-based health promotion affected health students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in Breast Self-Examination (BSE). This can be seen from the p-value of each variable, including knowledge (less than 0.001), attitude (less than 0.001), and behavior (less than 0.001).Conclusion: Counseling about BSE with health promotion media through Whatsapp Group is useful in increasing the knowledge, attitudes and behavior of health students
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