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Determinants of continued breast self-examination practice in women 40 years and over after personalized instruction

V Clarke, D Hill, J Rassaby, V White, S Hirst

Health Education Research | Published : 1991


Variables related to continued breast self-examination (BSE) practice were assessed at the conclusion of small group BSE training sessions and again 12 months later, using a sample of 1134 women 40 years and over who had attended a teaching session between February 1985 and September 1987 in Victoria, Australia. The teaching program was successful in increasing the frequency with which the participants practiced BSE, and in reducing the impact of emotional barriers to BSE practice, but it did not achieve the level of regular practice advocated. The frequency of BSE practice was increased, especially among those who reported some BSE practice before attending the training sessions. Although p..

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