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Relationship of health locus of control with attitude toward breast cancer among women with family positive history of breast cancer in Sabzevar city (2014)

(2015) Relationship of health locus of control with attitude toward breast cancer among women with family positive history of breast cancer in Sabzevar city (2014). Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility.

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Abstract

Introduction: Women's belief that health control to what extent is their own can serve as an internal motivation which causes preventive behavior of disease. This study was performed with aim to investigate the belief to the type of health locus of control and its relationship with women's attitudes about breast cancer. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 200 women with positive family history of breast cancer in Sabzevar at 2014. Data collection was performed by interview using Walston Health Locus of Control regional scale and researcher-made questionnaire. Belief in internal locus, belief to chance, and belief to other people were assessed. LISREL software (version 8.8) was used for validity, and data analysis was performed by SPSS software (version 20), and Correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression tests. PResults: In this study, highest score was related to belief to internal health locus of control (5.15±0.52), and lowest score was related to belief to chance (3.34±1.18). Also, no statistically significant relationship was found between women's attitude toward breast cancer and belief to internal health locus of control (P=0.49), belief to chance (P=-0.88), and belief to other people (P=0.12). But, education (P=0.005) and age (P=0.028) had significant effect on attitude. Conclusion: Belief to internal health locus of control has not effect on the attitude of women with positive family history of breast cancer. © 2015 - Journal Management System. Created by sinaweb.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Article; attitude assessment; attitude to health; breast cancer; controlled study; cross-sectional study; family history; female; human; major clinical study; medical education; questionnaire
Page Range: pp. 9-15
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Volume: 18
Number: 165
Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
ISSN: 16802993
Depositing User: مهندس جمال محمودپور
URI: http://eprints.muk.ac.ir/id/eprint/745

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