Improvements in women's cancer-screening behaviours can lead to a reduction in the incidence of breast and cervical cancer.
This paper considers the utility of three social psychological models as predictors of such behaviours.
Almost 400 women throughout Northern Ireland completed a questionnaire designed to measure the extent of their cancer-screening behaviour, their health beliefs about cancer, their health locus of control and their emotional control.
It was found that several components of the health belief model and of locus of control were predictors of the behaviours.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie, Dépistage, Motivation, Comportement, Attitude, Contrôle externe interne, Autocontrôle, Emotion émotivité, Personnalité, Modèle, Etude comparative, Femme, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases, Medical screening, Motivation, Behavior, Attitude, Internal external locus of control, Self control, Emotionality, Personality, Models, Comparative study, Woman, Human
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Cote : 93-0266783
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.