By Jonathan D. Pegg

This publication provides and discusses examine within the learn of breast melanoma analysis and prevention. themes mentioned contain thoughts for the prevention of breast melanoma; healthiness merits and breast melanoma screenings; entry to mammography amenities; the relief within the hazard of human breast melanoma by way of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors and breast melanoma perceptions; and, wisdom between ladies residing in a rural group.

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1992). Likewise, other research shows that it is particularly important to know the need for periodical screening even when there are no 44 M. José Galdón, Estrella Durá, Yolanda Andreu et al. symptoms (Donato et al. 1991; Durá, Andreu, Galdón and Tuells, 2004; Kee, Telford, Donaghy and O´Doherty, 1992; Munn, 1993). Our study, as we have pointed out, confirms these results. Finally, we will focus more specifically on the results found for the items of perceived benefits and barriers scales of the mammography screening since, from the perspective of stages of change models and more specifically from the Transtheoretical Model, great importance is given to these types of beliefs.

1998). Stages of adopting regular screening mammography. Do women differ in decisional balance within stages?. Journal of Health Psychology, 3, 491-506. G. (2002). The effect of a stage-matched and tailores intervention on repeat mammography. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 22, 1-7. , and Norman, P. (2001). Health Behavior. In D. Johnston and M. ), Health Psychology, Vol. 8. Comprehensive Clinical Psychology (pp. 1-37). Amsterdam: Elsevier. , et al. (2000). Effectiveness and costeffectiveness of multiple outcalls to promote mammography among lowincome women.

Another significant result in relation to the perceived benefits of the mammogram is item 6 of the scale (the mammogram ―would enable the detection of a cancer that I could not have found with breast self- Health Beliefs and Breast Cancer Screening 45 examination‖) which distinguishes the precontemplation group from the action and action/maintenance groups. Thus, women who have never had a mammogram or do not intend to have one believe that breast self-examination has the same clinical effectiveness as the mammogram; perhaps this false belief may be dissuading them from having it done.

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