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Title
New educational model to promote breast cancerpreventive behaviors (ASSISTS) : development and first evaluation
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Abstract
Background The prevalence of breast cancer in Iran has increased. An effective approach to decrease the burden of breast cancer is prevention. Objective The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate an educational model, called the ASSISTS, for promoting breast cancerpreventive behaviors in women. Methods A multiphase method was used to develop the model designed to promote breast cancer prevention behaviors. A conceptual model was generated based on a secondary analysis of qualitative data. Then, a structural equation model technique was used to test the relationships among the model constructs. Results The analysis revealed that 7 constructs could be extracted, namely, perceived social support, attitude, motivation, self-efficacy, information seeking, stress management, and self-care. Based on these constructs, a conceptual model was built and tested using structural equation modeling. The model fit was good, and the model confirmed significant relationships among the 7 constructs of breast cancer prevention. Conclusion Findings revealed that self-care behavior and stress management are influenced directly by attitude, motivation, self-efficacy, information seeking, and social support. In addition, women seek more information when they are motivated, have more self-efficacy, have a more positive attitude toward breast cancer prevention, and experience more social support. Implication for Practice Cancer nurses can be at the forefront of breast cancer prevention. Because they can play a pivotal role in providing information, they can reduce women's stress and increase their self-care behavior. In addition, their social support can positively influence Iranian women's attitude, motivation, and self-care behavior. Furthermore, implementing educational programs based on this model might encourage women to practice preventive behaviors.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Cancer nursing. - New York, N.Y.
Cancer nursing. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2019
ISSN
0162-220X
Volume/pages
42 :1 (2019) , p. E44-E51
ISI
000453788200012
Pubmed ID
29334521
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Creation 03.05.2018
Last edited 19.10.2021
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