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Title: Factors associated with breast self-examination among Malaysian women teachers
Authors: Parsa, P.
Kandiah, M.
Parsa, N.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to breast self-examination [BSE] among teachers in Selangor, Malaysia. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 425 female teachers in 20 randomly selected secondary schools. A self-administered questionnaire based on the health belief model was used, including sociodemographic background and knowledge, beliefs and practices about breast cancer and BSE. Only 19% of the women performed BSE on a regular basis. Higher knowledge about breast cancer, greater confidence in performing BSE and regular visits to a physician were significant predictors for practising BSE. To promote BSE practice among Malaysian women, tailored health education and health promotion programmes should be developed based on a specific understanding of women's health beliefs
Description: 509-516
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Promotion
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Breast Neoplasms
Subject: Breast Self-Examination
ISSN: 1020-3397
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