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Application of a health belief model for explaining mammography behavior by using structural equation model in women in Sanandaj
Parvaneh Taymoori Dr 1, Sogand Habibi 2
1- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , parvaneh.tay@gmail.com
2- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Aim: In Iran like other developing countries, age of breast cancer is lower, in comparison to the developed countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of mammography behavior with demographic factors and health belief model constructs to perform mammography behavior and also to assess the predictive power of this model. Methods: In this cross-sectional study we selected 593 non lactating and non-pregnant women of 40 years of age and older without breast cancer by random clustered sampling method. Demographic data, history of previous mammography and data about HBM (perceived susceptibility, severity, self-efficacy, health motivation, benefits, and barriers) were collected by using self-report questionnaires. SPSS and LISREL software were used for data analysis. Results: Following perceived susceptibility (r=0.48) and perceived barriers, (r=0.17), self-efficacy showed the highest correlation (r=0.61) with mammogram performance (p<0.001). Breast problem, marital status, family history of breast cancer had significant effects on mammography performance. Self-efficacy (regression coefficient=0.86) and perceived susceptibility (regression coefficient=0.65) had the most direct effect on mammography (p<0.01-0.001). Conclusion: High power exponent of the variance in mammography behavior shows efficacy of HBM as a theoretical framework for studying the behavior of mammography. Low rate of mammogram performance indicates the need for intervention programs aimed at increasing mammography behavior. Keyword: Breast cancer, Health belief model, Mammography, Structural equation model Received: Feb 2, 2014 Accepted: Jun 23, 2014
Keywords: Breast cancer, Health belief model, Mammography, Structural equation model
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/11/9 | Accepted: 2014/11/9 | Published: 2014/11/9
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Taymoori P, Habibi S. Application of a health belief model for explaining mammography behavior by using structural equation model in women in Sanandaj. SJKU. 2014; 19 (3) :103-115
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Volume 19, Issue 3 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2014) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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