EFFECT OF HEALTH EXTENSION ON IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE AT KARANGLO HAMLET, ARGOMULYO VILLAGE, CANGKRINGAN SUBDISTRICT, SLEMAN REGENCY, YOGYAKARTA

Linda Ariyani, Sukmawati, Yelli Yani Rusyani

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Breast cancer is a cancer which is often found in Indonesia and ranks second after Cervical Cancer. The biggest problem in cancer prevention is that a lot of information is not accountable so that it is too late to deal with it. In reality, a large number of death occur due late examination to a health facility or because patients came at an advanced stage. This study to identify the effect of health extension on improving knowledge about breast cancer. This research employed a cross sectional design and an instrument using questionnaires. The population in was women of reproductive age at Karanglo Hamlet, Argomulyo Village, Cangkringan Subdistrict, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta. 46 respondents were involved and taken using total sampling technique. Data were analyzed using Wilcoxon test. In the pretest, 16 respondents (34.8%) had sufficient knowledge about breast cancer, 30 (65.2%) had poor knowledge. In the post test, 28 respondents (60.9%) had good knowledge, 15 (32. 6%) had sufficient knowledge and 3 (6.5%) had poor knowledge. The results of Wilcoxon statistical test indicated p value or sig value of 0.000, z count of 5.607 and z table of 3085, meaning that there was effect of health extension on improving knowledge about breast cancer in women of reproductive age. There is effect of health extension on improving knowledge about breast cancer in women of reproductive age in at Karanglo Hamlet, Argomulyo Village, Cangkringan Subdistrict, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta.

Keywords: health extension, knowledge, breast cancer


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