%0 Journal Article
	%A Salwa Hagag Abdelaziz and  Naglaa Fathy Youssef and  Nadia Abdel Latif Hassan and  Rasha Wesam Abdel Rahman
	%D 2015
	%J International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 101, 2015
	%T Factors Associated with Mammography Screening Behaviors: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study of Egyptian Women
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001368
	%V 101
	%X Breast cancer is considered as a substantial health
concern and practicing mammography screening [MS] is important in
minimizing its related morbidity. So it is essential to have a better
understanding of breast cancer screening behaviors of women and
factors that influence utilization of them. The aim of this study is to
identify the factors that are linked to MS behaviors among the
Egyptian women. A cross-sectional descriptive design was carried
out to provide a snapshot of the factors that are linked to MS
behaviors. A convenience sample of 311 women was utilized and all
eligible participants admitted to the Women Imaging Unit who are 40
years of age or above, coming for mammography assessment, not
pregnant or breast feeding and who accepted to participate in the
study were included. A structured questionnaire was developed by
the researchers and contains three parts; Socio-demographic data;
Motivating factors associated with MS; and association between MS
and model of behavior change. The analyzed data indicated that most
of the participated women (66.6%) belonged to the age group of 40-
49.A high proportion of participants (58.1%) of group having
previous MS influenced by their neighbors to practice MS, whereas
32.7 % in group not having previous MS were influenced by family
members which indicated significant differences (P <0.05). Doctors
and media shown to be the least influence of others to practice MS.
Women with intention to have a future mammogram had higher OR
(1.404) for practicing MS compared with women with no intention.
Further studies are needed to examine the relation between Transtheoretical
Model [TTM] and practicing MS.

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