Beliefs of Turkish Female Teaching Staff Regarding Mammography Scanning


TEMEL A. B. , Ardahan M. , SESLI E.

ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, vol.11, no.2, pp.453-459, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-459

Abstract

Background: To our knowledge, there has hitherto been no research to determine the beliefs of female teaching staff, who are highly educated and form a special risk group regarding breast cancer, towards mammography scanning in Turkey. Definitive research was planned to determine the beliefs of the female teaching staff working in a university. Methods: Data were collected by researchers via face-to-face interview using a sociodemographic questionnaire and "Health Belief Model". Results: The point average of the teaching staff in the mammography benefits sub-scale is 19.6 +/- 3.87, their average item score is 3.91. The point average of the teaching staff in the mammography obstacles sub-scale is 21.17 +/- 6.87, their average item score is 1.92. Conclusions: They agree on the benefits of the mammography, but they do not agree on the obstacles to mammography.