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Article: Using a community-based outreach program to improve breast health awareness among women in Hong Kong

TitleUsing a community-based outreach program to improve breast health awareness among women in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsBreast health
Breast self-examination
Health education
Health promotion
Health van
Issue Date2007
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/PHN
Citation
Public Health Nursing, 2007, v. 24 n. 3, p. 265-273 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based health education program via a mobile van to promote the awareness of breast cancer and breast self-examination (BSE) practice among women in Hong Kong. Design: One group pretest/posttest design. Sample and measurements: Seven hundred and seventy-seven women in Hong Kong completed a self-administered questionnaire before and after a breast health education program from May 2002 to March 2003. Results: About half were aware of breast health and breast diseases (53.7%) and breast screening methods (48.6%) before the intervention. It was found that women who had received instruction on BSE practice, and those who were aware of breast screening methods, breast health, and breast diseases were more likely to have had prior BSE practice. Most indicated their willingness to practice BSE regularly (93.3%) and to pass on the BSE knowledge to their relatives and friends (92%) in the posttest. Conclusions: The outreach health education program has successfully reached women living in the 18 districts in Hong Kong. It appears to be useful in raising the awareness of breast health and BSE practice among the women, but longer term follow-up is required to ascertain its sustainability. © 2007, Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88217
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.901
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.441
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, DMKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLoh, EKYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, DCNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, KKFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, WYCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, PSYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:40:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:40:25Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPublic Health Nursing, 2007, v. 24 n. 3, p. 265-273en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0737-1209en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88217-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based health education program via a mobile van to promote the awareness of breast cancer and breast self-examination (BSE) practice among women in Hong Kong. Design: One group pretest/posttest design. Sample and measurements: Seven hundred and seventy-seven women in Hong Kong completed a self-administered questionnaire before and after a breast health education program from May 2002 to March 2003. Results: About half were aware of breast health and breast diseases (53.7%) and breast screening methods (48.6%) before the intervention. It was found that women who had received instruction on BSE practice, and those who were aware of breast screening methods, breast health, and breast diseases were more likely to have had prior BSE practice. Most indicated their willingness to practice BSE regularly (93.3%) and to pass on the BSE knowledge to their relatives and friends (92%) in the posttest. Conclusions: The outreach health education program has successfully reached women living in the 18 districts in Hong Kong. It appears to be useful in raising the awareness of breast health and BSE practice among the women, but longer term follow-up is required to ascertain its sustainability. © 2007, Blackwell Publishing, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/PHNen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Health Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectBreast healthen_HK
dc.subjectBreast self-examinationen_HK
dc.subjectHealth educationen_HK
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_HK
dc.subjectHealth vanen_HK
dc.titleUsing a community-based outreach program to improve breast health awareness among women in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0737-1209&volume=24:3&spage=265&epage=273&date=2007&atitle=Using+a+Community-Based+Outreach+Program+to+Improve+Breast+Health+Awareness+Among+Women+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1525-1446.2007.00633.xen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume24en_HK
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