Breast education for schoolgirls; why, what, when and how?

Brown, Nicola, Smith, Jenny, Brasher, Amanda, Risius, Debbie, Marczyk, Anna and Wakefield-Scurr, Joanna (2017) Breast education for schoolgirls; why, what, when and how? The Breast Journal, 24 (3). pp. 377-382. ISSN 1075-122X

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Abstract

Schools are fundamental settings for health education and adolescent females are an
important group for promoting positive breast habits. We surveyed 2089 schoolgirls (11-18
years) to provide evidence for, and guidance on, breast education for schoolgirls. 26%
reported negative feelings about their breasts and 87% reported ≥ one breast concern. 72%
wanted to know more about breast cancer (69% rating this extremely important). >50%
wanted to know more about breast sag and breast pain. Preferred delivery format was age
eleven (50%), girls only taught sessions (41%) with female teachers (43%). A need for
breast education and delivery preferences was identified.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Jenny Smith
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 11:20
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 12:16
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2522

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