Volume 1, Issue 2 (Summer 2013)                   Iran J Health Sci 2013, 1(2): 75-82 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.jhs.1.2.75

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Naghibi A, Shojaizadeh D, Montazeri A, Yazdani Cherati J. Studying Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of Breast Cancer Screening Methods among Behshahr Dwelling Women. Iran J Health Sci. 2013; 1 (2) :75-82
URL: http://jhs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-80-en.html

PhD Student in Health Education Department of Public Health, Health Sciences Research Center, Faculty of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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Background and purpose: Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among all widespread cancers worldwide. After lung cancer, breast cancer is the main cause of death among women. One of the best ways to detect this disease early is to do screening. This study has been done to analyze the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of women regarding the breast cancer screening methods. Materials & Methods: The study is of cross-sectional descriptive type. The participants were 500 Behshahr dwelling women above 20 years old selected based on cluster sampling. The instrument used was a 34-item questionnaire to investigate the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of the women. The data has been analyzed through inferential statistical methods. Results: The participants' age mean was 35.16. The average knowledge score of the disease and screening methods was 1.3 and 54.6. The average attitude score of was 82.5. Regarding behavior, 13.1 percent do regular self-examination, and 15.2 percent do regular clinical examination. 16.7 percent of women have one experience of doing mammography. In the present study, there was a significant relation among knowledge, attitude and behavior. Conclusion: Since the knowledge of women was at average level and the behavior of using the screening methods was weak, planning to enable and motivate women to use the screening methods is highly emphasized.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2013/09/22 | Accepted: 2013/10/20 | Published: 2013/10/20

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