Nepal Journal of Epidemiology https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJE The official journal of the International Nepal Epidemiological Association (INEA). Content also available on the journal's own <a title="NJE" href="http://www.ceainea.com" target="_blank">website</a>. International Nepal Epidemiological Association (INEA) en-US Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 2091-0800 <ul><li>Upon acceptance Copyright on any research article is transferred in full to the Confederation of Epidemiological Associations (CEA) and International Nepal Epidemiological Association (INEA).  The copyright transfer includes the right to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction (printing, electronic media or any other form).</li><li>Articles in the Nepal Journal of Epidemiology are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY License (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</li><li>This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.</li></ul> Current scenario of organ donation and transplantation in Kerala, India https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJE/article/view/24679 <p>Organ donation rate in India is very low when compared to many developed countries which contribute to the deaths due to organ failures every year. Kerala, one of the southern states in India with best health statistics in the country, has a deceased organ donation programme and has an organ donation rate higher than national average. However, there is a significant decline in number of donations in recent years.</p> Ahammed Mekkodathil Mohammad Asim Brijesh Sathian Elayedath Rajesh Rajeev Kumar Padam Simkhada Edwin van Teijlingen ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2019-06-30 2019-06-30 9 2 759 760 10.3126/nje.v9i2.24679 Knowledge regarding breast self-examination among the women in Nepal: A meta-analysis https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJE/article/view/24684 <p><strong><em>Background:</em></strong> Screening interventions for the early diagnosis of breast cancer are associated with better clinical outcomes. Developing nations such as Nepal reportedly have lesser frequency of female university graduates (UGs) and therefore public awareness and education remains central in the early diagnosis. The current meta-analysis was aimed to assess the knowledge about breast self-examination (BSE) among women of Nepal.</p> <p><strong><em>Materials and Methods:</em></strong> We have conducted the literature search using electronic databases such as PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane library and Google scholar. The search terms utilized were “breast self-examination”; “knowledge”, “awareness”; and “attitude” in various combinations AND “Nepal” in the title or abstract. Additional searches were conducted with the help of cross references quoted in the selected studies and review articles. Data were retrieved using excel sheets which were pilot tested. Data were independently abstracted by the four authors using a standardized data collection form. Findings from the various studies were pooled together for the sake of analysis, if appropriate.</p> <p><strong><em>Results:</em></strong> The search yielded 36 articles; 27 duplicates and review articles were excluded and a further 4 articles not relevant were excluded. Finally, 5 original studies met the inclusion criteria. Total pooled sample size for assessing knowledge was 1910. The overall pooled knowledge about breast self-examination was found to be 27% with a 95% CI [26-31].</p> <p><strong><em>Conclusion:</em></strong> The pooled estimates demonstrated that the overall knowledge of breast self-examination was inadequate among women in Nepal. Therefore, prompt capacity building measures are warranted to enhance the public awareness towards BSE.</p> Brijesh Sathian Mohammad Asim Ahammed Mekkodathil Sruthi James Angela Mancha Arnab Ghosh ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2019-06-30 2019-06-30 9 2 761 768 10.3126/nje.v9i2.24684