Women's attitudes toward cancer of the breast
Marzolf, Mary Elizabeth
Mullahy, Joan Frances
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The present study was undertaken to determine the attitudes of a selected group of educated women toward cancer of the breast. The pur'pose of this study was to compare the attitudes of four groups of educated women, all of whom have a basic knowledge of cancer as a diseaseo Three important components were perceived as relevant in forming an attitude toward cancer of the breast. These were: 1) Feelings toward the mutilation involved; 2) Feelings toward the curability; 3) Feelings involved in a change of the self concept. The investigators were interested in comparing the attitudes of a group of women with nursing education and a group of women without this specialized education. The second concern was t he comparison of attitudes as manifested by a younger age group and an older age group. Based on the principle that one cannot necessarily determine action from an attitude alone, another concern was a correlation of a woman's attitude toward cancer of the breast and willingness to undertake health action.
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