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The investigation of factors associated with breast cancer screening among Kazeroon women aged 20-65 in 2013
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Abstract Introduction:Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the majority of countries and women in all ages are at risk of the cancer. More than 90% of the patients can be cured by cancer screening and early diagnosis.One of the government's most essential goals in the part of health in any country is to make people's access to treatment and health care services more easieras according toALmaatasays(1978) "Health for All" has introduced to all countries as the underlying motto, and based on primary health care. Objective: This study examined the effective factors relating to breast cancer screening services that is provided in selected by Health Network of Kazeroon city among 20-65 years old women Method:This cross-sectional study was done on 300 women in the age of 20-65in 2013.They were selected by simple random sampling among Urban Health Center and active families in those centers. Data was collected by a researcher-made questionnaire with acceptable reliability and validity that was completed by interviews with women and analyzed using SPSS v.18. Results:In thisresearch, a small percentage of women had done breast self-examination andclinical breast examination by a physician and mammography. Results showed a significant relationship between age and education level with breast self-examination, income and insurance status with breast examination by physician and mammography(p <0.05) existed.There was also a significant relationship between family history of breast cancer and three methods of breast cancer screening. Mostreasons for not doing screening methods includedshame and embarrassment of examination. Among the factors influencing access to screeningwere financial factors, with maximum influence and geographical factors hadthe least influence on people's access to breast cancer screening. Conclusion: Considering that breast cancer screening is influenced by several factors, behavior should be based on knowledge and attitudes, so for promoting screening behaviors and reducing the risk of breast cancer, it seems necessary to develop training programs for women and doctor 's advice, midwives and health personnel, and we could improve women health to a positive attitude and providebetter access for women.
Keywords: Breast cancer, screening, women
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Received: 2014/08/28 | Accepted: 2014/12/8 | Published: 2015/03/18
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نشریه علمی پرستاری گروههای آسیب پذیر Nursing of the Vulnerables
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