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

Brown, Nicola; Smith, Jenny; Brasher, Amanda; Risius, Debbie; Marczyk, Anna and Scurr, Joanna (2017) Breast education for schoolgirls; why, what, when and how?

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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
Keywords: BF Psychology, RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Members: University of Chichester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 04:15
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15282

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