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Journal:   IRANIAN QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF BREAST DISEASE   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 2 , Number 2 (5); Page(s) 41 To 48.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP OF BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION WITH SELF-ESTEEM AND PERCEIVED BENEFITS/BARRIERS OF SELF-EFFICACY IN HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OF ZARANDIEH CITY

 
 
Author(s):  KARIMY M.*, NIKNAMI SH., AMIN SHOKRAVI F., SHAMSI M., HATAMI A.
 
* SCHOOL OF NURSING, ARAK UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
 
Abstract: 
Background: many cases of breast cancer is diagnosed by women's themselves during self examination.
The goal of this study was to determine the Relationship between Breast self examination and Self-esteem, Perceived Benefits/Barriers of Self-efficacy among Health Volunteers of Zarandieh city.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional Breast Self Examination study and 106 health liaisons of Zarandieh city were involved. Data were collected using a multi-section questionnaire include demographic characteristics, Self-esteem, Perceived Benefits/Barriers of Self-efficacy and Breast self-examination behavior. The data analysis was performed by SPSS software.
Results: The rate of breast self-examination was 19 percent. Perceived benefits score among the patients was 46 per cent and perceived barriers score was 83 percent and fear of the test results were the main barriers of self-examination. Regression analysis showed that age, Education level, self esteem and Perceived Benefits/Barriers, self-efficacy, all together explain 38.5% of breast self examination variance and among them, pereceived barriers and self-esteem, was the most important predicting factor.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed the relationship of Perceived Benefits/Barriers and self esteem with breast self-examination.
 
Keyword(s): SELF-ESTEEM, SELF- EFFICACY, PERCEIVED BENEFITS/BARRIERS, BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION
 
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