Relationship Between Perception And Practice Of Breast Self-Examination Among Female Undergraduate College Students Of Cebu Doctors’ University

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  • Maria Lilia Tiongco Cebu Doctors' University
  • Mary Novem A. Lastima Cebu Doctors' University
  • Anton Gabriel P. Martinez Cebu Doctors' University
  • Harold A. Peranduz Cebu Doctors' University
  • Trecsie Pearl D. Ramos Cebu Doctors' University
  • Eijee Hope O. Revalde Cebu Doctors' University
  • Shean B. Rojo Cebu Doctors' University
  • Fidel Angelo Moses C. Sarcol Cebu Doctors' University
  • Shanaiah D. Tan Cebu Doctors' University
  • Princess Cherries Jane C. Tanghal Cebu Doctors' University
  • Erika Isabel E. Tejano Cebu Doctors' University
  • Hann Christian C. Tiu Cebu Doctors' University


Cebu Doctors’ University, breast self-examination (BSE), perception, practice, undergraduate college students


Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women in the Philippines despite technological advances and awareness efforts. This study determines the relationship between perception and practice of breast self-examination (BSE) among female college students of Cebu Doctors' University (CDU). The level of breast self-examination practice by Ayed et al. (2015) and the modified Champion's Health Belief Model Scale by Prof. Mostafa Abolfotouh were used to measure the two variables. There were 332 students who completed the questionnaire. Results showed that 71.4% of the respondents had a high level of perception of BSE, while 71.7% showed poor practice of BSE. The Spearman's rank-order correlation revealed that there was a strong positive relationship between the level of practice and perception. There was a strong positive relationship among Roman Catholic, Islam, and Protestant female undergraduate college students while there was only a moderate positive relationship among the Christian and Church of Christ respondents. Comparing the respondents who were raised in a Filipino culture with those raised in a Filipino-American culture, the former showed a strong positive relationship indicating a high level of BSE perception and practice. 


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Tiongco, M. L., Lastima, M. N., Martinez, A. G., Peranduz, H., Ramos, T. P., Revalde, E. H., Rojo, S., Sarcol, F. A. M., Tan, S., Tanghal, P. C. J., Tejano, E. I., & Tiu, H. C. (2022). Relationship Between Perception And Practice Of Breast Self-Examination Among Female Undergraduate College Students Of Cebu Doctors’ University : Basis For Information Dissemination. Journal of Scientific Investigations, 1(1), 41–49. Retrieved from