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Breast Self-Examination

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Disease relevance of Breast Self-Examination


Psychiatry related information on Breast Self-Examination

  • The results indicated that the African-American nurses had high percentages of adherence to the following health-promoting behaviors: minimal alcohol consumption, avoidance of smoking, cholesterol screening, assessment of blood sugar levels, monthly breast self-examination, pap smears, mammogram screening and regular measurement of blood pressure [3].

High impact information on Breast Self-Examination

  • MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Mammogram and clinical breast examination during the past year and performance of monthly breast self examination, with the screening rates in wave 2 directly standardized to the income and education distribution of wave 1 in each area [4].
  • We surveyed 80 physicians from four specialties (Family Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Ob-Gyn) to investigate how they taught breast self-examination (BSE) [5].
  • OBJECTIVE: The Ontario breast screening program (OBSP) is a provincial breast screening programme offering two view mammography, clinical breast examination, instruction in breast self examination, and systematic two year recall to Ontario women 50 years and older [6].
  • Clinical breast examination and breast self-examination. Past and present effect on breast cancer survival [7].
  • The personal and normative influences on breast self-examination (BSE) behavior in older women were examined using the Theory of Reasoned Action. The sample consists of 93 volunteers ranging in age from 52 to 90 years [8].

Gene context of Breast Self-Examination


  1. US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for breast cancer with breast self-examination. A critical review. O'Malley, M.S., Fletcher, S.W. JAMA (1987) [Pubmed]
  2. Detecting breast disease. 2. Breast self-examination by NHS staff. Harwood, D. Nursing times. (1983) [Pubmed]
  3. Health promoting behaviors of African-American registered nurses. Guidry, M.L., Wilson, A.M. The ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc. (1999) [Pubmed]
  4. Breast cancer screening among women from 65 to 74 years of age in 1987-88 and 1991. NCI Breast Cancer Screening Consortium. Coleman, E.A., Feuer, E.J. Ann. Intern. Med. (1992) [Pubmed]
  5. Physicians and the teaching of breast self-examination: implications from a survey at a university teaching hospital. O'Malley, M.S., Fletcher, S.W., Bunce, L.A. American journal of public health. (1985) [Pubmed]
  6. Results from the Ontario breast screening program, 1990-1995. Libstug, A.R., Moravan, V., Aitken, S.E. Journal of medical screening. (1998) [Pubmed]
  7. Clinical breast examination and breast self-examination. Past and present effect on breast cancer survival. Foster, R.S., Worden, J.K., Costanza, M.C., Solomon, L.J. Cancer (1992) [Pubmed]
  8. Predicting breast self-examination using the theory of reasoned action. Lierman, L.M., Young, H.M., Kasprzyk, D., Benoliel, J.Q. Nursing research. (1990) [Pubmed]
  9. Breast disorders in the pediatric and adolescent patient. Templeman, C., Hertweck, S.P. Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am. (2000) [Pubmed]
  10. C R Bard Nursing Award. Breast self-examination: the personal touch. Williams, K. Community outlook. (1979) [Pubmed]
  11. Results of Mujeres Felices por ser Saludables: a dietary/breast health randomized clinical trial for Latino women. Fitzgibbon, M.L., Gapstur, S.M., Knight, S.J. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. (2004) [Pubmed]
  12. Patterns of breast cancer screening among lesbians at increased risk for breast cancer. Burnett, C.B., Steakley, C.S., Slack, R., Roth, J., Lerman, C. Women & health. (1999) [Pubmed]
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