Health Beliefs Related to Breast Self-Examination in a Sample of Grenadian Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308695
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Beliefs Related to Breast Self-Examination in a Sample of Grenadian Women
Author(s):
Delpech, Paula-Alexander
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Paula-Alexander Delpech, PhD, ARNP, pdelpech@mail.barry.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Significance:  Despite advances in technology, women with breast cancer continue to have poor health outcomes, and the prevalence is growing rapidly in all regions of the world. Globally, there is a growing cancer burden with approximately 1.1 million newly diagnosed cases occurring annually.  According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Americas, and in Low Resource Countries (LRC), the incidence rate is rising to as much as 5 percent annually.  In Grenada, the site of this study, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Grenadian women, and breast cancer accounts for 49 percent of female cancers.  Although it is well documented that breast health education and screening for early detection of breast cancer improves prognosis, there is limited breast health education or screening available in Grenada.

Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to examine the health beliefs, sociodemographics and breast cancer variables that influence BSE practice, for Grenadian women living in St. Marks Parish.  

Research Design:  A descriptive cross-sectional design was used for this study.  A convenient sample of 64 Grenadian women from St. Marks Parish between the ages of 20-65 with no previous diagnose of breast cancer was surveyed.

Program Design:  The Champion Health Belief Model questionnaire was used to measure perceived susceptibility of breast cancer; seriousness of breast cancer; benefits of (BSE); barriers to BSE; confidence and health motivation. The self-reported questionnaires were administered to women attending a health fair.

Findings:  The study showed that women confidence in performing BSE is not related to their perceived susceptibility and seriousness of breast cancer.

Implications: This information will be helpful in determining interventions that will motivate breast self-examination among women living in Grenada and throughout the Caribbean.

Keywords:
Cancer; Caribbean; Breast Self-Examination
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Beliefs Related to Breast Self-Examination in a Sample of Grenadian Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelpech, Paula-Alexanderen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsPaula-Alexander Delpech, PhD, ARNP, pdelpech@mail.barry.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308695-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Significance</b>:  Despite advances in technology, women with breast cancer continue to have poor health outcomes, and the prevalence is growing rapidly in all regions of the world. Globally, there is a growing cancer burden with approximately 1.1 million newly diagnosed cases occurring annually.  According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Americas, and in Low Resource Countries (LRC), the incidence rate is rising to as much as 5 percent annually.  In Grenada, the site of this study, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Grenadian women, and breast cancer accounts for 49 percent of female cancers.  Although it is well documented that breast health education and screening for early detection of breast cancer improves prognosis, there is limited breast health education or screening available in Grenada. <p><b>Purpose:</b>  The purpose of this study was to examine the health beliefs, sociodemographics and breast cancer variables that influence BSE practice, for Grenadian women living in St. Marks Parish.   <p><b>Research Design</b>:  A descriptive cross-sectional design was used for this study.  A convenient sample of 64 Grenadian women from St. Marks Parish between the ages of 20-65 with no previous diagnose of breast cancer was surveyed. <p><b>Program Design</b>:  The Champion Health Belief Model questionnaire was used to measure perceived susceptibility of breast cancer; seriousness of breast cancer; benefits of (BSE); barriers to BSE; confidence and health motivation. The self-reported questionnaires were administered to women attending a health fair. <p><b>Findings:  </b>The study showed that women confidence in performing BSE is not related to their perceived susceptibility and seriousness of breast cancer. <p><b>Implications: </b>This information will be helpful in determining interventions that will motivate breast self-examination among women living in Grenada and throughout the Caribbean.<b> </b>en_GB
dc.subjectCanceren_GB
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_GB
dc.subjectBreast Self-Examinationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:51Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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