THE EFFECT OF THE HEALTH LITERACY LEVELS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT PERCEPTIONS OF SEASONAL FEMALE AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ON BREAST CANCER EARLY DETECTION BEHAVIORS

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Authors

  • Elif Şeyma ORUÇ
  • Fatma ERSİN

Keywords:

Seaosonal agricultural workers, Health literacy, Social support perception, Early detection behaviors, Breast cancer.

Abstract

Breast cancer continues to have a devastating impact worldwide. Women's level of health literacy and perception of social support have an important place in the realization of breast cancer early diagnosis behaviours. The aim of study is to examine the the effects of health literacy levels and Social support perceptions of seasonal female agricultural workes on breast cancer early detection behaviors.  The research is of descriptive type. The data of the study were collected between November 2020 and June 2021 in a family health centre region. The study based on 353 seosanal female agricultural workers over the age of 20. The data of the study were evaluated using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences 20.0 package program. Chi-square test, Mann Whitney U test and independent groups t-test were applied to analyze the data. A statistically significant difference was found between women’s breast self-examination and the mean scares of the multidimensional perceived social support scale (t= 3.085, p=0.002) and the health literacy scale (t= 2.173, p=0.0031).  It can be recomended to plan and implement training programs to increase health literacy and Social support perceptions and to ensure their continvity.

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2024-06-26 — Updated on 2024-06-26

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ORUÇ, E. Şeyma, & ERSİN, F. (2024). THE EFFECT OF THE HEALTH LITERACY LEVELS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT PERCEPTIONS OF SEASONAL FEMALE AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ON BREAST CANCER EARLY DETECTION BEHAVIORS: S. Göbeklitepe Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi, 7(16). Retrieved from https://gobeklitepejournal.com/index.php/pub/article/view/261

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