Effect of structured training programme on the knowledge and behaviors of breast and cervical cancer screening among the female teachers in Turkey

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TEMEL A. B. , DAĞHAN Ş. , Kaymakci S., DONMEZ R. , Arabaci Z.

BMC WOMENS HEALTH, vol.17, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12905-017-0478-8
  • Title of Journal : BMC WOMENS HEALTH
  • Keywords: Breast and cervical cancer, Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, Teacher, TURKISH WOMEN, UNITED-STATES, RISK-FACTORS, HEALTH-CARE, ATTITUDE, MODEL


Background: Breast cancer and cervical cancer are the most common cancers among women in the world. Many studies on the early detection of cancer have been conducted among women worldwide, but few studies have been performed in the world on female teachers regarding breast self-examination (BSE), mammography (MMG) and Pap smear test (PST). As teachers interact with students, this could play an important role in health education and in developing healthy behavior such as cancer screening. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a structured teaching program on breast and cervical cancer screening on the knowledge and practice of teachers. The other objective was to encourage teachers to transfer this knowledge to the women who attended their courses.