Evaluation of an instructional program for breast self-examination (BSE)

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Title:
Evaluation of an instructional program for breast self-examination (BSE)
Author:
Vargas de Robles, Perla Amalia, 1955-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Two hundred and three patients participated in a study designed to evaluate a structured learning package for teaching competent breast self-examination (BSE) at a Screening Center. The package consisted of modeling, practice without feedback on a breast model, and limited practice and feedback on the patients' own breasts. Performance proficiency was evaluated by an observer as the number of BSE's steps correctly practiced during pre and post-training evaluations. A questionnaire to gather information about patients history, knowledge, and attitudes toward BSE and breast cancer was also used. Results show that more than 80% of the patients who could improve did so in most steps of both components, visual inspection and palpation. In addition, only 31% of the patients performed a perfect and complete BSE immediately after the teaching session. The two steps patients failed the most were checking the axillary-tail and covering the complete breast. A corrective procedure to improve the teaching package is discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Breast -- Examination.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bechtel, Robert B.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of an instructional program for breast self-examination (BSE)en_US
dc.creatorVargas de Robles, Perla Amalia, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorVargas de Robles, Perla Amalia, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo hundred and three patients participated in a study designed to evaluate a structured learning package for teaching competent breast self-examination (BSE) at a Screening Center. The package consisted of modeling, practice without feedback on a breast model, and limited practice and feedback on the patients' own breasts. Performance proficiency was evaluated by an observer as the number of BSE's steps correctly practiced during pre and post-training evaluations. A questionnaire to gather information about patients history, knowledge, and attitudes toward BSE and breast cancer was also used. Results show that more than 80% of the patients who could improve did so in most steps of both components, visual inspection and palpation. In addition, only 31% of the patients performed a perfect and complete BSE immediately after the teaching session. The two steps patients failed the most were checking the axillary-tail and covering the complete breast. A corrective procedure to improve the teaching package is discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBreast -- Examination.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBechtel, Robert B.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1337991en_US
dc.identifier.oclc24335172en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17853308en_US
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