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Stage of breast cancer screening adoption; The role of cognitive predictors

(2019) Stage of breast cancer screening adoption; The role of cognitive predictors. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. The present study investigated the stage of breast cancer screening adoption and the role of some of the cognitive predictors in a sample of Iranian married women. There were a total of 334 married women clients of eight health centers in Kermanshah city, the west of Iran, were randomly selected to participate voluntarily. Women filled out a self-report questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 20 using One-way ANOVA, χ2-test, Fisher's exact test, and bivariate correlations statistical tests at 95 significant level. The mean age was 39.75 years SD: 7.73. Nearly 58.4%, 26.9%, 3%, 9.6%, and 2.1% of the respondents were reported pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance of breast cancer screening adoption, respectively. There was a significant association between age (P=0.005), and positive family history of breast cancer (P=0.037), perceived susceptibility (P=0.005), perceived severity (P=0.001) and knowledge of symptoms (P=0.018) with breast cancer stage of screening adoption. Our findings can provide better knowledge for the development and implementing of stage-targeted breast cancer screening adoption promotion programs. We conclude that it seems that the focus of health planner should be to rise to perceived severity; perceived susceptibility and knowledge of symptoms of breast cancer about the promotion of breast cancer screening adoption an Iranian woman. © 2019 Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: adult; attitude to health; breast tumor; cognition; disease predisposition; early cancer diagnosis; female; follow up; health behavior; human; incidence; Iran; middle aged; physiology; pilot study; psychology; questionnaire; severity of illness index, Adult; Breast Neoplasms; Cognition; Disease Susceptibility; Early Detection of Cancer; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Health Behavior; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Incidence; Iran; Middle Aged; Pilot Projects; Severity of Illness Index; Surveys and Questionnaires
Page Range: pp. 2373-2378
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume: 20
Number: 8
Identification Number: 10.31557/APJCP.2019.20.8.2373
Depositing User: مهندس جمال محمودپور

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