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Evaluation of a Community-Based Program for Breast Self-Examination Offered by the Community Health Nurse Practitioners in Korea

Authors
 Chung Yul Lee  ;  Hee Soon Kim  ;  Ok Kyung Ham  ;  Il Sun Ko 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN ACADEMY OF NURSING, Vol.33(8) : 1119-1126, 2003 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN ACADEMY OF NURSING 
ISSN
 2005-3673 
Issue Date
2003
MeSH
Breast self-examination ; Rural women ; Risk appraisal
Keywords
Breast self-examination ; Rural women ; Risk appraisal
Abstract
Background. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Korean women. Only 14 % of urban women and 10% of rural women in Korea, however, participated in breast cancer screening behavior in 1998 (Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare, 1999). Purpose. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of community-based breast self-examination (BSE) education programs in Korea. Methods. First, breast cancer risk appraisals were done with 1,977 rural women. Of the 1,977 women, nearly 30% (n=494) had a higher or equal to borderline risk of developing breast cancer. This quasi-experimental study was conducted to target these women with a high or equal to borderline risk of breast cancer. The risk appraisal feedback and breast self-examination education were used as an intervention for breast cancer prevention and early detection. Results. After a 3-month follow-up, 30.5% of the women in the intervention group performed regular BSE compared to 10.2 % of women in the control group. The mean knowledge score related to breast cancer and BSE was significantly higher for the women in the intervention group than that in the control group.
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DOI
OAK-2003-00216
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3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Ko, Il Sun(고일선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3671-4833
Kim, Hee Soon(김희순) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6656-0308
Lee, Chung Yul(이정열)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/113376
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