Health beliefs related to breast self-examination in a sample of Turkish women.

  title={Health beliefs related to breast self-examination in a sample of Turkish women.},
  author={Nursen O. Nahcivan and Selda Secginli},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={34 2},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine health beliefs and sociodemographic and breast cancer-related variables influencing breast self-examination (BSE) practice. DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional. SETTING Two vocational training centers in Istanbul, Turkey. SAMPLE 438 women were selected using a convenience sampling method. Participants had not had breast cancer and were not currently pregnant or breast-feeding. The mean age of participants was 33.51 years (range = 18-67). METHODS Willing… CONTINUE READING

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