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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165564
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Practice of Taiwanese Working Women About Breast Self-Examination
Author(s):
Chen, Meei-maan
Author Details:
Meei-maan Chen, Dai-Yeh University, Da-Tusen, Taiwan, Republic of China
Abstract:
Monthly breast self-examination (BSE) is one effective, affordable way to detect breast cancer in its early stage, when it is most amenable to treatment. In Taiwan, more than 80% of breast cancer was diagnosed among women in their ages of working. Evaluating BSE among these women is essential to identify needs and to develop intervention. The purpose of this exploratory study is to describe BSE practice and information sources about BSE and breast cancer among Taiwanese working women. This study is part of a larger study guided by the Health Belief Model to test the relationship among BSE practice, BSE belief, BSE knowledge, and socioeconomic factors. A consecutive sample of 1,515 working women from three industrial plants in northern Taiwan reported their BSE behaviors and information sources. Subjects were a mean age of 29 years (SD = 8), without a diagnosis of breast disease (95%), and a majority of high school level of education (63%). A researcher-designed questionnaire assessed frequency, timing, locations, postures, and techniques about BSE, learning resources, and demographic characteristics. Items were accompanied with figures to illustrate some major concepts. Agreement about relevance and understandability of items, and congruence between figures and verbal items were achieved through structured content validity judged by two panels including nursing experts and working women. Every effort was sought to improve internal consistency by using different questions to measure the same concept. Responses composing any inconsistent answer were excluded. 87.8% (1,330/1,515) responses were included for data analysis. Data were analyzed using univariate and bivariate statistics. Results indicated that 44.7% of subjects reported to perform at least one BSE during the prior 12 months. Among who had performed BSE, 14.5% and 53.4% practiced BSE monthly, and when they thought about it respectively. 41.5% used fingers correctly to examine their breasts; but 20.5% examined the wrong location. Major learning resources about BSE and breast cancer were pamphlets, papers, and media. BSE practice was related to learning resources, education, income, marriage, and experiences of physical examination. The practice about BSE is poor in this population. Interventions specifically targeting these working women are needed.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePractice of Taiwanese Working Women About Breast Self-Examinationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Meei-maanen_US
dc.author.detailsMeei-maan Chen, Dai-Yeh University, Da-Tusen, Taiwan, Republic of Chinaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165564-
dc.description.abstractMonthly breast self-examination (BSE) is one effective, affordable way to detect breast cancer in its early stage, when it is most amenable to treatment. In Taiwan, more than 80% of breast cancer was diagnosed among women in their ages of working. Evaluating BSE among these women is essential to identify needs and to develop intervention. The purpose of this exploratory study is to describe BSE practice and information sources about BSE and breast cancer among Taiwanese working women. This study is part of a larger study guided by the Health Belief Model to test the relationship among BSE practice, BSE belief, BSE knowledge, and socioeconomic factors. A consecutive sample of 1,515 working women from three industrial plants in northern Taiwan reported their BSE behaviors and information sources. Subjects were a mean age of 29 years (SD = 8), without a diagnosis of breast disease (95%), and a majority of high school level of education (63%). A researcher-designed questionnaire assessed frequency, timing, locations, postures, and techniques about BSE, learning resources, and demographic characteristics. Items were accompanied with figures to illustrate some major concepts. Agreement about relevance and understandability of items, and congruence between figures and verbal items were achieved through structured content validity judged by two panels including nursing experts and working women. Every effort was sought to improve internal consistency by using different questions to measure the same concept. Responses composing any inconsistent answer were excluded. 87.8% (1,330/1,515) responses were included for data analysis. Data were analyzed using univariate and bivariate statistics. Results indicated that 44.7% of subjects reported to perform at least one BSE during the prior 12 months. Among who had performed BSE, 14.5% and 53.4% practiced BSE monthly, and when they thought about it respectively. 41.5% used fingers correctly to examine their breasts; but 20.5% examined the wrong location. Major learning resources about BSE and breast cancer were pamphlets, papers, and media. BSE practice was related to learning resources, education, income, marriage, and experiences of physical examination. The practice about BSE is poor in this population. Interventions specifically targeting these working women are needed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:57Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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