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Breast Cancer Awareness among Turkish Nursing Students
- Celik, Sevim (Department of Nursing, Zonguldak School of Health, Bulent Ecevit University) ;
- Tasdemir, Nurten (Department of Nursing, Zonguldak School of Health, Bulent Ecevit University) ;
- Sancak, Hulya (Department of Oncology, Anadolu Medical Center) ;
- Demirel, Merve (Department of Nursing, Zonguldak School of Health, Bulent Ecevit University) ;
- Akman, Ozlem (Department of Intensive Care, American Hospital) ;
- Kara, Merve (Department of Nursing, American Hospital)
- Published : 2014.11.06
Background: This study conducted to determine breast cancer awareness and influencing factors among nursing students in the West Black Sea Region in Turkey. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted between April-May, 2014. The sample was 270 female nursing students. Data were collected by Personal Information Form and Champion's Health Belief Model Scale (CHBMS). Results: The students' mean age was
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