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Factors associated with breast and cervical cancer screening behaviours

Savage, Sally and Clarke, Valerie 2001, Factors associated with breast and cervical cancer screening behaviours, Health education, vol. 101, no. 4, pp. 176-186, doi: 10.1108/09654280110398761.

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Title Factors associated with breast and cervical cancer screening behaviours
Author(s) Savage, Sally
Clarke, Valerie
Journal name Health education
Volume number 101
Issue number 4
Start page 176
End page 186
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0965-4283
1758-714X
Summary To investigate the factors associated with the use of screening mammography for breast cancer and cervical smear tests for cervical cancer, a theoretical framework was used comprising elements from the Health Belief Model, the Theory of Reasoned Action, and illness representations from the self-regulatory model. Items reflecting older women’s illness representations about cancer and cancer screening were derived from an earlier qualitative study. Using a highly structured interview schedule, telephone interviews were conducted with 1,200 women aged 50-70 years. There were considerable similarities between the factors associated with both mammography and cervical smear test behaviours. The factors associated with screening mammography behaviour were: perceived barriers, perceived benefits, social influence, the illness representations, and marital status. The factors associated with cervical smear test behaviour were: perceived barriers, perceived benefits, emotions as a cause of cancer, feeling frightened of cancer, the illness representations, having a usual general practitioner, and being younger.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/09654280110398761
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Emerald Group Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001105

Document type: Journal Article
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