Yıl 2019, Cilt 32 , Sayı 3, Sayfalar 130 - 136 2019-10-31

Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students

Ozgur BASARAN [1] , Ersin USKUN [2] , Ceren ERTURK [3] , Pinar SAVAS [4]


Objectives: Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy in both Turkey and the World. Breast self-examination (BSE) is the cheapest
and the easiest method for early detection. According to Turkey’s Ministry of Health, 65.1 percent of women have never performed
BSE. Only 10.1 percent of women perform BSE monthly. The purpose of this study was to examine health beliefs, behaviour and
determining factors in BSE among a group of university students.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional analytical study was carried out with 15,940 female university students in 2016. Sample
size was 912. The research data was collected using a self-report questionnaire form and the adapted Turkish version of Champion’s
Health Belief Model Scale (CHBMS).
Results: Ten point four percent of students (n=91) reported that they performed BSE monthly. Monthly BSE rates were higher in the
students who were educated about BSE, who knew BSE timing and technique, who had been performed clinical breast examination
and whose confidence subscale of CHBMS was higher.
Conclusion: In conclusion, health education programs should include BSE education in high schools and universities. Also, these
education programs should include all women and relate to the confidence subscale of CHBMS.
Health behaviour, Breast self-examination, Breast cancer
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Tıp
Bölüm Original Research
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0001-6916-8467
Yazar: Ozgur BASARAN (Sorumlu Yazar)

Orcid: 0000-0001-6446-0186
Yazar: Ersin USKUN

Orcid: 0000-0001-9995-1735
Yazar: Ceren ERTURK

Orcid: 0000-0002-3727-0480
Yazar: Pinar SAVAS

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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 31 Ekim 2019

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { marumj638115, journal = {Marmara Medical Journal}, issn = {1019-1941}, eissn = {1309-9469}, address = {}, publisher = {Marmara Üniversitesi}, year = {2019}, volume = {32}, pages = {130 - 136}, doi = {10.5472/marumj.638115}, title = {Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students}, key = {cite}, author = {BASARAN, Ozgur and USKUN, Ersin and ERTURK, Ceren and SAVAS, Pinar} }
APA BASARAN, O , USKUN, E , ERTURK, C , SAVAS, P . (2019). Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students. Marmara Medical Journal , 32 (3) , 130-136 . DOI: 10.5472/marumj.638115
MLA BASARAN, O , USKUN, E , ERTURK, C , SAVAS, P . "Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students". Marmara Medical Journal 32 (2019 ): 130-136 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/marumj/issue/49745/638115>
Chicago BASARAN, O , USKUN, E , ERTURK, C , SAVAS, P . "Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students". Marmara Medical Journal 32 (2019 ): 130-136
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ISNAD BASARAN, Ozgur , USKUN, Ersin , ERTURK, Ceren , SAVAS, Pinar . "Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students". Marmara Medical Journal 32 / 3 (Ekim 2019): 130-136 . https://doi.org/10.5472/marumj.638115
AMA BASARAN O , USKUN E , ERTURK C , SAVAS P . Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students. Marmara Med J. 2019; 32(3): 130-136.
Vancouver BASARAN O , USKUN E , ERTURK C , SAVAS P . Health beliefs, behaviour and determining factors in breast self – examination among a group of university students. Marmara Medical Journal. 2019; 32(3): 136-130.