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Exploring breast cancer preventive lifestyle and social support of Iranian women: a study protocol for a mixed-methods approach

(2017) Exploring breast cancer preventive lifestyle and social support of Iranian women: a study protocol for a mixed-methods approach. International Journal for Equity in Health. p. 6. ISSN 1475-9276

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Abstract

Background: It is widely accepted that a healthy lifestyle may decrease the probability of developing cancer. This study aimed to describe a study protocol that makes it possible to explore preventive health lifestyles of Iranian women and their received social support for the purpose of developing cultural strategies to increase breast cancer prevention. Methods: A mixed-methods study will be accomplished in two sequential parts. First, a cross-sectional study will be conducted in which 2,250 Iranian women are recruited by using a random multistage cluster sampling of 20 health care centers. Structured face-to-face interviews will be conducted to obtain information on the participants' health lifestyle and perceived social support. Data will be analyzed using both multivariate regression and structural equation modeling techniques. Then, a qualitative study will be conducted among employed women using a purposive sampling design. Data will be collected by means of focus groups and semi-structured interviews and will be analyzed using a conventional content analysis approach. The results of the quantitative and qualitative study will be used to develop breast cancer preventive strategies. Discussion: Researchers need to acquire knowledge regarding the lifestyle and perceived social support of Iranian women that will foster culturally competent approaches to promote healthy lifestyles to develop breast cancer preventive strategies. Examining breast cancer preventive lifestyles provides valuable information for designing applicable intervention programs for improving women's health.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Breast cancer Preventive lifestyle Social support Iranian women Mixed-methods approach PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY HEALTH BEHAVIORS EDUCATION STUDENTS Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Page Range: p. 6
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal for Equity in Health
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus
Quartile : Q2
Volume: 16
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-017-0592-0 <Go to ISI>://WOS:000403971900003
ISSN: 1475-9276
Depositing User: خانم مریم زرقانی
URI: http://repository.zums.ac.ir/id/eprint/128

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