Prof. Mehmet Haberal is presented with The Award of The Spanish Order of The Civil Merit (Cruz de Official) by His Majesty King Felipe VI, King of Spain.
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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
The Effect of Model Based Health Education on Performing Breast Self- Examination in Women
Hossein Ashtarian1,Mehdi Khezeli2,Shahram Saeidi2,Alireza Zangeneh2
1Department of Heal Education, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Health Institute, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.773 Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of integrated model based education on performing Breast Self-examination in women.

Methods: This interventional study was conducted with the participation of 140 women in two intervention and control groups in 2016. Intervention program implemented based on Stages of Change and Health Belief Model (HBM). The data were analyzed using SPSS version 19.

Results: Mean age of women was 32.86±6.1 years. The stages of change in the intervention group moved toward the active stages; from 28.6% to 56.1% (p<.001). After the intervention, susceptibility (16.98±3.66 vs. 13.44±4.01), severity (23.93±4.18 vs. 20.25±5.09), benefits (27.42±3.05 vs. 25.19±3.43), self-efficacy (22.67±4.66 vs. 19.42±5.58), and accuracy of breast self-examination (59.84± 21.09 vs. 38.30±27.88) in the educational group was significantly higher than the control group (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Intervention based on health belief model in combination with stages of change model, promoted the beliefs related to breast cancer and also performing breast self-examination. Keywords : Breast Self-examination, Health Belief Model, Self-efficacy, Stages of Change Model