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J Transcult Nurs. 2001 Oct;12(4):284-91.

Factors associated with mammography utilization among Jordanian women.

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  • 1Faculty of Nursing, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 13133, Zarka, Jordan.


This descriptive study aims at assessing beliefs and identifying factors that contributed to the utilization of mammography among a group of Jordanian women. Champion's Revised Health Belief Model Scales (HBMS) is the conceptual framework of this study. It was translated and adopted as the self-administered questionnaire utilized for the purpose of this study. The convenience sample was drawn from the women who had a mammography at a private radiology screening and diagnostic clinic in Amman over a 3-month period. Bivariate and multivariate analyses of the study variables were conducted. The results unveiled women's older age, hearing or reading about mammography, and receiving information about breast tumors from friends as factors predicting current mammography practice. Variables predictive of past mammography practice were related to the women's family or personal history of breast tumors and information about breast tumors from the media, in addition to information about mammograms from family members.

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