2019, Cilt 6, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 010-019
The Effect of Breast Cancer Fatalism Perception on Breast Cancer Health Beliefs of The Midwives and Nurses
Hülya Kulakçı Altıntaş1, Gülbahar Korkmaz Aslan2
1Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Zonguldak, Türkiye
2Pamukkale Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Denizli, Türkiye
Keywords: Breast cancer, health beliefs, midwife, nurse, perception of fatalism

Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of breast cancer fatalism perception and other factors on breast cancer health beliefs of the midwives and nurses.

Material and Methods: This cross-sectional and correlational study was carried with 327 midwives and nurses working at public hospitals in Zonguldak City Center. Information Form, Powe Fatalism Inventory and Champion’s Health Belief Model Scale were used for data collection. Numerical and percentage values, Mann Whitney-U test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Spearman correlation analysis and Mann-Whitney U test with Bonferroni correction were used in data analyzing.

Results: It was found that seriousness, health motivation, breast self-examination benefits and breast self-examination self-efficacy perceptions of the midwives and nurses were moderate, and susceptibility, breast self-examination barriers and breast cancer fatalism perceptions were low. And also, it was determined that there was a negative and weak correlation between perception of breast cancer fatalism and breast self-examination benefits (r = -.151, p = .006).

Conclusion: Evaluating the factors affecting health beliefs of the midwives and nurses is important to increase the awareness for breast cancer.