Beliefs of Turkish female teaching staff regarding mammography scanning

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010;11(2):453-9.

Abstract

Background: To our knowledge, there has hitherto been no research to determine the beliefs of female teaching staff, who are highly educated and form a special risk group regarding breast cancer, towards mammography scanning in Turkey. Definitive research was planned to determine the beliefs of the female teaching staff working in a university.

Methods: Data were collected by researchers via face-to-face interview using a sociodemographic questionnaire and " Health Belief Model ".

Results: The point average of the teaching staff in the mammography benefits sub-scale is 19.6 ± 3.87, their average item score is 3.91. The point average of the teaching staff in the mammography obstacles sub-scale is 21.17 ± 6.87, their average item score is 1.92.

Conclusions: They agree on the benefits of the mammography, but they do not agree on the obstacles to mammography.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude to Health
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Breast Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Breast Self-Examination
  • Culture*
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Mammography / psychology*
  • Mass Screening / psychology*
  • Prognosis
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Teaching
  • Turkey
  • Universities
  • Women / education
  • Women / psychology*