This study examined the relative impact of different self-reward strategies on maintenance of breast self-examination (BSE) practice among 1649 women trained to do BSE.
Training groups were randomized into four conditions :
(a) self-reward instructions and materials delivered at the end of the BSE training session ;
(b) self-reward suggestions delivered through the mail each month, contingent upon the BSE performance ;
(c) external monetary rewards and self-reward suggestions delivered through the mail each month on an intermittent schedule, contingent upon BSE practice ;
and (d) a no-reward control condition.
Follow-up assessments 12 months following training revealed a pattern of evidence in support of the benefits of external monetary rewards and self-reward prompts on BSE frequency and quality ; however, it is likely that the value of that condition lies in the external reward component.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Prévention, Observance thérapeutique, Palpation, Autorenforcement, Dépistage, Homme, Femelle, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Prevention, Treatment compliance, Palpation, Self reinforcement, Medical screening, Human, Female, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0250137
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 11/09/1998.