Effects of an educational program on breast and cervical health knowledge and screening practices

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159623
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of an educational program on breast and cervical health knowledge and screening practices
Abstract:
Effects of an educational program on breast and cervical health knowledge and screening practices
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Kessler, Theresa
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA
Contact Telephone:219.464.5298
The key to successful treatment and survival for women who develop breast and/or cervical cancer is early detection. Thus, it is important to assess understanding of breast and cervical health and mechanisms that lead to behavior change. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an educational program on breast and cervical health knowledge and screening behaviors. A pre-test/post-test design was used to assess knowledge, and longitudinal data was collected to assess behavioral change. The sample consisted of 56 women who attended the program and 47 who completed the follow-up survey. The women ranged in age from 21 to 60 (M=39.9). Pre-test scores (M=7.94) differed from post-test scores (M=8.89, t=-4.594, p < .001). The majority was familiar with screening guidelines but fewer knew the effectiveness of mammography and the symptomology of precancerous cervical changes. Age was not related to pre-test knowledge (r=-.08, p=.61) but was negatively related to post-test knowledge (r=-.30, p < .05). Longitudinal data demonstrated education did result in some women adopting screening behaviors. Findings suggested an educational program on breast and cervical health can increase knowledge and screening behaviors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of an educational program on breast and cervical health knowledge and screening practicesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159623-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of an educational program on breast and cervical health knowledge and screening practices</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kessler, Theresa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219.464.5298</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Terry.Kessler@valpo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The key to successful treatment and survival for women who develop breast and/or cervical cancer is early detection. Thus, it is important to assess understanding of breast and cervical health and mechanisms that lead to behavior change. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an educational program on breast and cervical health knowledge and screening behaviors. A pre-test/post-test design was used to assess knowledge, and longitudinal data was collected to assess behavioral change. The sample consisted of 56 women who attended the program and 47 who completed the follow-up survey. The women ranged in age from 21 to 60 (M=39.9). Pre-test scores (M=7.94) differed from post-test scores (M=8.89, t=-4.594, p &lt; .001). The majority was familiar with screening guidelines but fewer knew the effectiveness of mammography and the symptomology of precancerous cervical changes. Age was not related to pre-test knowledge (r=-.08, p=.61) but was negatively related to post-test knowledge (r=-.30, p &lt; .05). Longitudinal data demonstrated education did result in some women adopting screening behaviors. Findings suggested an educational program on breast and cervical health can increase knowledge and screening behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:11:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:11:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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