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Mod Care J 2011, 8(2): 65-72 Back to browse issues page
Study of knowledge, attitude, and practice of presenting women to Zabol health centers with regard to breast self examination by Using health belief model (in 2009)
A Mahmood , A.A Ramazani
M.Sc Zabol University of Medical Sciences , aboozar.616@yahoo.com
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  Background and Aim: Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer related deaths worldwide. The incidence is 20 new cases per 100000 Iranian women in year. It seems that early breast cancer detection can be associated with better treatment. The aim of this study is to find the factors that influence Breast self examination practice with using health belief model.

  Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was carried out cross-sectionally on 246 women in Zabol who referred to health care centers in 2009.we used a questionnaire according to health belief model to get information. Descriptive statistic, t test, χ2 and One Way ANOVA was used to analysis the data. P value was set at <0.05

  Results: Knowledge and practice of breast self examination of participants was rather low. They were at a medium level of perception on six health belief model subscales. There were significant disparities on health belief subscale between participants who had knowledge and performed breast self examination and the participants who did not. There was significant correlation between positive family history of breast cancer and performing breast self examination.

  Conclusion: Good information and correct perception of involvement vulnerability and complications in addition to benefits and obstacles can lead to adequate health behavior. So it seems necessary to devise and implement various educational and interventional programs in Health Centers to promote public awareness regarding preventive behaviors and particularly self examination.

Keywords: Breast self-examination, Health knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Breast neoplasms, Early detection of cancer, Awareness
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Type of Study: Systematic Review |
Received: 2012/09/23 | Accepted: 2012/09/24
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Mahmood A, Ramazani A. Study of knowledge, attitude, and practice of presenting women to Zabol health centers with regard to breast self examination by Using health belief model (in 2009). Mod Care J. 2011; 8 (2) :65-72
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