+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Age-related differences in mammography use and in breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors

Age-related differences in mammography use and in breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors

Journal of Cancer Education 13(1): 26-30

This study examined age differences in breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and early-detection behaviors in a multi-ethnic sample of economically disadvantaged women participating in a breast-cancer education outreach program. Age differences in breast cancer knowledge, perceptions of risk of breast cancer, barriers to mammography, recommendations of mammography by health professionals, health promotion behaviors, and mammography use and intention were investigated. The subjects were 139 women aged 30 or older who were categorized in one of three age groups: 30 to 39, 40 to 49, and 50 years old or older. One fourth of the women between the ages of 30 and 39 reported both that they had had mammography in the past and that they intended to have it in the next year. Fifty percent of those in their forties reported mammography use at some time in the past, and 56% intended to obtain it in the coming year. Fifty percent of those 50 or older reported that they had had mammography in the past year. Women aged 40 or older were more likely than those in their thirties to report that their healthcare providers had encouraged them to get mammograms. No significant age differences were observed in breast cancer knowledge or perceptions of personal risk of breast cancer. The fact that the three age groups were similar in their perceptions of personal risk of breast cancer suggests that older women may not be accurately assessing their risk and thus may be obtaining screening mammography at less-than-optimal levels.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 045190996

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 9565858

Related references

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Female Teachers Related to Breast Cancer and Breast Examination in Southern Turkey. Breast Care 3(1): 55-60, 2008

Breast cancer and mammography: knowledge, attitudes, practices and patient satisfaction post-mammography at the San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 25(1): 142-160, 2014

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors about Breast Self-Examination and Mammography among Female Primary Healthcare Workers in Diyarbakır, Turkey. Biomed Research International 2016: 6490156, 2016

Breast cancer knowledge and attitudes toward mammography as predictors of breast cancer preventive behavior in Kazakh, Korean, and Russian women in Kazakhstan. International Journal of Public Health 53(3): 123-130, 2008

Knowledge, barriers and attitudes towards breast cancer mammography screening in jordan. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 16(9): 3981-3990, 2015

Gender differences in HIV-related self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among college students. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 12(4 Suppl.): 61-66, 1996

The influence of knowledge and attitudes about breast cancer on mammography use among Latinas and Anglo women. Journal of General Internal Medicine 12(8): 505-508, 1997

Attitudes about breast cancer and mammography: racial, income, and educational differences. Women and Health 26(1): 41-63, 1997

Current knowledge, attitudes and practices of women on breast cancer and mammography at Mulago Hospital. Pan African Medical Journal 5: 9, 2010

Korean women: breast cancer knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Bmc Public Health 1: 7, 2001

Breast cancer detection: knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of women from Pennsylvania. Oncology Nursing Forum 28(6): 1032-1040, 2001

Cancer-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among Chamorros on Guam. Cancer Detection and Prevention 32(Suppl. 1): S4, 2008

Lack of sex differences in knowledge of, attitudes about, and behaviors related to substance use in adolescents in a sample of high school students in the Northeastern USA. Psychological Reports 98(3): 798-808, 2006

Knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes of Hong Kong Chinese women on screening mammography and early breast cancer management. Breast Journal 11(1): 52-56, 2005

Hispanic women's breast and cervical cancer knowledge, attitudes, and screening behaviors. American Journal of Health Promotion 14(5): 292-300, 2000