Date of Award

6-6-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

John Licciardone

Second Advisor

Gilbert Ramirez

Third Advisor

Claudia Coggin

Abstract

Foster, Wednesday, Breast Health 101: A Workshop Designed for the University Setting. Master of Public Health, June 6, 1998, 81 pp., 18 tables, 1 figure, bibliography, 43 titles. A study of 18-25 year old female undergraduates was conducted to describe their level of breast health awareness, evaluate changes in awareness after a breast health workshop, and determine the effectiveness of the education. Variation in responses were evaluated using a pre/post-questionnaire design. Participants scored lower at baseline on knowledge and proficiency variables. The knowledge/proficiency score was significantly higher at post-questionnaire in both study groups. Lack of skill was identified as a barrier to breast self-examination, but fear, embarrassment, and forgetfulness were not. Lack of knowledge was not a barrier of BSE frequency. BSE skill and frequency were significantly higher in the intervention group post-intervention.

Comments

Foster, Wednesday, Breast Health 101: A Workshop Designed for the University Setting. Master of Public Health, June 6, 1998, 81 pp., 18 tables, 1 figure, bibliography, 43 titles. W 4.5 F758B 1998