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ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Effect of education based on health belief model on the behavior of breast cancer screening in women


1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful; Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran
3 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
4 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahin Gheibizadeh,
Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of education based on health belief model (HBM) on the behavior of breast cancer screening (bCS) in women. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 226 women who were selected with cluster sampling method from those referred to Dezful health centers. Data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire. Demographic questionnaire bCS- scale, and the Knowledge about questionnaire, all given before and 3 months after the intervention. Results: According to the findings of the study, there was a significant relationship between women's performance and variables of knowledge, perceived sensitivity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, self-efficacy, and cues to action. Conclusions: Poor knowledge of women indicates a crucial need for formal educational programs to sensitize women regarding the importance of bCS. These educational programs should consider factors affecting bCS behaviors.


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    -  Rezaei-Bayatiyani H
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