Volume 14, Issue 7 (10-2015)                   JRUMS 2015, 14(7): 575-586 | Back to browse issues page

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Hassanzadeh R, Rahimi R, Ranjbar M, Heidarzadeh M. Health Beliefs in Screening for Breast Cancer among Women Referring to Bonab Health Centers in 2014 . JRUMS. 2015; 14 (7) :575-586
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-2467-en.html
Bonab Branch, Islamic Azad University
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Background and Objective: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females. Early detection by screening programs is a useful approach to controlling the disease. The purpose of this study was to assess the health beliefs in breast self-examination, mammography and clinical breast examination among females referring to Bonab health centers.

Materials and Methods: It was a cross- sectional study. The participants were recruited from 5 health centers of Bonan by Convenience sampling (n=250). Data was collected by Champion’s Health Belief Model Scale and analyzed using SPSS-PC (v.13).

Results: The results showed that 76.8% of the participants believed in the benefits of mammography and 66.4% of them the clinical examination. About 65.2% of participants had poor health beliefs about efficacy of Breast Self-Examination. 94% of participants believed that mammography reduce the risk of death due to breast cancer.

Conclusion : Despite good health beliefs in some fields, rates of breast cancer screening are low, therefore it is recommended to know the factors that play a role in increasing the acceptance of breast cancer screening methods and used them to encourage women to have screening.

Key words: Screening, Health Believes, Cancer


Funding: This research was funded by Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences approved the study.


How to cite this article: Hassanzadeh R, Rahimi R, Ranjbar M, Heidarzadeh M. Health Beliefs in Screening for Breast Cancer among Women Referring to Bonab Health Centers in 2014. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2015 14(7): 575-86. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Description | Subject: Gynecology
Received: 2015/01/12 | Accepted: 2015/07/4 | Published: 2015/10/14

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