Breast cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among American women.
Evidence indicates that regular breast self-examination (BSE) may reduce breast cancer mortality by 18 ;, yet the majority of women do not practice it.
This study used a decision model to examine the BSE-related characteristics, beliefs, and behaviors of 52 working women age 21 to 65 years (mean 44.05 yrs).
Nearly 29 ; of the sample performed BSE.
They were more likely than nonperformers to be white, to have a close relative who had breast cancer, and to believe that breast problems could be detected through BSE.
Fears, particularly fear of cancer, were more likely to affect performers' than nonperformers' BSE decision.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Prévention, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie, Autocontrôle, Attitude, Connaissance, Croyance, Education sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Autopalpation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Prevention, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases, Self control, Attitude, Knowledge, Belief, Health education, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 94-0317715
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.