Korean women's attitudes toward breast cancer screening tests.


Journal Article

The purpose of the study was to explore Korean women's attitudes toward breast cancer screening tests from a feminist perspective. Twenty Korean women working in Dong-Dae-Moon Market in Seoul, South Korea were recruited using a convenience sampling method. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted using an interview guideline that was developed for the study. The data were analyzed using a thematic analysis. The themes emerged from the analysis process included: "importance of breasts to women", "fearful, but not related to me", "bad previous experience", and "no need for a breast exam." Based on the findings, implications for nursing practice are proposed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Park, YS; Lee, EO; Yun, SN

Published Date

  • August 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 583 - 589

PubMed ID

  • 15240081

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15240081

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-491X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7489

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.01.004


  • eng