Health beliefs and compliance with mammography-screening recommendations in asymptomatic women.

@article{Aiken1994HealthBA,
  title={Health beliefs and compliance with mammography-screening recommendations in asymptomatic women.},
  author={Leona S. Aiken and Stephen G. West and Cliff Woodward and Roberto Ren{\`o}},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={122-9}
}
The utility of the health belief model (HBM) for predicting compliance with the American Cancer Society recommendations for mammography screening over and above demographics, knowledge, physician input, and objective risk for breast cancer was assessed. In all, 615 predominantly middle-class White women, age 35-92, were surveyed in 1987-1989. A multiple indicator measurement model of the HBM constructs of perceived susceptibility, severity, benefits, and barriers was verified with confirmatory… CONTINUE READING

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