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Mazloomy S, Zare M, Feisal M, Maleki F, Servat F, Ahmadieh M. Effects of health education on knowledge, attitude and practice of female teachers in Yazd intermediate schools on breast cancer. J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2006; 13 (1) :9-15
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Background and Aim: Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in most countries of the world. One of the most important diagnostic measures for early diagnosis is breast self-examination (B.S.E.). The present study aimed at determining the effect of health training on knowledge, attitude, and practice of female teachers in Yazd intermediate schools on breast cancer.
Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental study , pre/post health education data gathering concerning 140 female teachers in Yazd intermediate schools was performed through questionnaires. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS statistical software and McNemar statistical test at significant level P≤0.05
Results: This study showed that B.S.E training was effective on knowledge, attitude, and practice of the subjects. In all the features, the difference was significant at the level P<0.001. No statistically significant relationship was observed between demographical factors (age, education, and work experience) and health training effect on the subjects' knowledge, attitude, and practice. It was found that before training 62.86% of the women did not perform B.S.E due to lack of familiarity with correct methods; but, after training this decreased to 33.57% (P=0.000).
Conclusion: Generally speaking, it is important to note that the simplest, cheapest, and the most important method in early diagnosis of breast cancer is breast examination of patients by themselves and, also, by physicians. Paying attention to this matter is very helpful in screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2006/09/6 | Accepted: 2016/03/10 | ePublished: 2016/03/10

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