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Miri M, Moodi M, Moasheri B, Sourgi Z, Hami J. A Applied Health Belief Model (H.B.M) in Adopting Preventive Behaviors in Breast Cancer by Female Teachers of Birjand. jha. 2004; 7 (17) :51-57
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-86-en.html

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Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common type of female cancer in most countries, and also the most important of cause death among women in away that 6 to7 woman out of 700 are inflicted by it . Considering that one of the best models used in studying the behavior in health education in the prevention and control of diseases , particularly Female cancer at is health belief model , the present study was conducted aiming to use the health belief model in adopting preventive behaviors for breast cancer among female teaches in Birjand in 1383.

Methods: In this cross - sectional study 280 female teachers from 4 guidance schools, and 4 girl high schools were surveyed randomly. Data colleting instrument was structure questionnaire based on variable of health belief model (comprehended interests, comprehended barriers comprehended intensity, comprehended sensitivity, and signs for action and conduct) . The results were analyzed by SPSS software T, X2, one way tests, and Pearson correlation coefficient were used.

Findings:The results show that female teachers have good sensitivity and intensity and feel themselves at risk of cancer. Teachers have mean knowledge about the sings and complications of breast cancer but as the age rases the teachers' knowledge about this case lowers.

Results: Providing needed education about breast self - examining in the form of group education , in - service programs and group discussions for teachers not only increases their knowledge , but will also promote girl students , level of knowledge , attitude of cancer.

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Received: 2008/08/10

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