The Effect of Promoting Self-Efficacy Program on Preventive Breast Cancer Behavior of Female Cleaning Personnel

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Natnicha Vanwong
Sureeporn Thanasilp
Rungrawee Navicharern

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          The purpose of this quasi-experimental research was to study the effect of a promoting self-efficacy program on preventive breast cancer behavior of female cleaning personnel. Fifty participant women were recruited at Thammasat University Hospital. The participants were assigned equally to either an experimental group or a control group. The experimental group received intervention regarding perceived self-efficacy of promoting a self-efficacy program using the perceived self-efficacy of action influencing health behaviors according to the Health Promotion Model (Pender, 2006) and telephone follow-up to promote preventive breast cancer behavior. The control group received a preventive breast cancer behavior booklet. The program was conducted for 8 weeks. Questionnaires consisted of demographic information, a perceived self-efficacy of preventive breast cancer behavior questionnaire and a preventive breast cancer behavior questionnaire. The reliabilities (Cronbach’s alpha) of perceived self-efficacy of preventive breast cancer behavior questionnaire and the preventive breast cancer behavior questionnaire were 0.96 and 0.94, respectively. Percentage, mean, standard deviation, and independent t-test were used to analyze data. The results revealed that: the preventive breast cancer behavior of female cleaning personnels, after participating in the promoting self-efficacy program on preventive breast cancer behavior, was significantly higher than that before participating in the program and higher than the control group at the statistical level of .05

          The promotional self-efficacy program is a method for nurses to promote the preventive breast cancer behavior. Telephone follow-up is another activity which can be used to encourage preventive breast cancer behavior.

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Vanwong, N., Thanasilp, S., & Navicharern, R. (2015). The Effect of Promoting Self-Efficacy Program on Preventive Breast Cancer Behavior of Female Cleaning Personnel. Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing, 35(1), 21–36. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/33090
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