Evidence suggests that knowledge about breast cancer may influence secondary prevention, care-seeking behavior, and participation in treatment decision-making.
Yet few standardized measures of breast cancer knowledge are in existence.
Using factor analysis, this paper describes the structure of women's knowledge about breast cancer and uses that structure to develop a measurement scale.
Principal axis factoring and varimax rotation yielded a nine factor solution, which accounted for 59.3% of the common variance.
Interpretation of the conceptual structure of these factors suggests that knowledge is organized around breast cancer treatment, misconceptions, risk factors, symptoms, menstruation, and prevalence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Connaissance, Analyse statistique, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie, Femelle, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Knowledge, Statistical analysis, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Human, Mammary gland diseases, Female, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0071225
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.