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dc.contributor.supervisor Harrowing, Jean N.
dc.contributor.author Ofori Dei, Samuel M.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-21T19:58:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-21T19:58:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3427
dc.description viii, 187 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Steady increases in breast cancer burden have recently been observed in Ghana. Despite the low incidence of the disease compared with other African countries, breast cancer deaths are high in this West African country. However, the uptake of breast cancer screening programs remains extremely low among Ghanaian women. Using a mixed methods approach comprising quantitative surveys and focus groups interviews, this study examined the influences of individual and contextual level factors on Ghanaian women’s intention to perform breast self-examination or undergo clinical breast examination and mammography screening. The results suggest that health beliefs, knowledge, and sociodemographic, cultural and health system factors individually and collectively influence intentions towards breast cancer screening. These findings highlight the need for health education interventions to promote breast cancer screening programs, while addressing systemic, psychosocial, and cultural barriers to screening. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, c2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Breast -- Cancer -- Ghana en_US
dc.subject Cancer in women -- Ghana en_US
dc.subject Cancer -- Prevention -- Ghana en_US
dc.subject Women -- Diseases -- Ghana en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Contextual and individual level determinants of breast cancer screening intention among women in Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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