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Clinical breast examination (CBE) seeks to detect breast abnormalities or evaluate patient reports of symptoms to find palpable breast cancers at an earlier stage of progression. Treatment options for earlier-stage cancers are generally more numerous, include less toxic alternatives, and are usually more effective than treatments for later-stage cancers.(More)
Two experiments were conducted to assess the relative thoroughness of three search patterns for breast self-examination (BSE). Experiment 1 compared the commonly taught concentric circles (CC) pattern to a new pattern composed of vertical strips (VS). Experiment 2 compared a radial spoke (RS) pattern to the VS pattern. Twenty-eight female subjects(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of breast examination training with silicone models on the detection of lesions in natural breast tissue. Six women with a total of 13 benign breast lumps were examined by 20 trainees before and after a 20--30 minute training session or a period of unrelated activity. Following the training, percentage of(More)
A continuous scoring strategy yielding a proficiency score on breast self-examination (BSE) performance was developed and validated. The method of paired comparisons was used to provide a rank ordering on an interval scale of the eight components of the evaluation tool. Twenty-one experts in teaching the MammaCare method of breast self-examination(More)
The professional practice of clinical breast examination (CBE) is a crucial element in early detection of neoplasms, but it is often compromised by insufficient formal training and conflicting demands on professional time. From an extensive research base, a training technology has been developed which generates highly proficient CBE. This technology is(More)
Highly effective technologies flowing from the discipline of behavior analysis have not been widely adopted, thus threatening the survival of the discipline itself. An analysis of the contingencies underlying successful technology transfer suggests the need for direct, empirical involvement in the marketplace in order to insure that the maximum demonstrable(More)