The Nursing assessment of readiness for instruction of breast self-examination instrument (NARIB): Instrument development

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1983-05
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Eith, Carol
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The problem of this methodological investigation was to determine differences in the scores on the Knowledge, Perceived Susceptibility, and Perceived Severity subscales of the NARIB between 20 to 35 year-old women who report compliance and who do not report compliance with the Breast Self-Examination (BSE). Also, the reliability of the subscales of the NARIB was determined.

The conceptual framework for this study was based on the Self-Care Model by Orem (1971) and the Health Belief Model (Rosenstock, 1974). Each model was presented followed by an integration of the two models.

The sample consisted of 226 nursing students at a university located in the Northern section of Texas. The sample was composed of females ranging in ages from 20 to 35.

Three research hypotheses were formulated. These hypotheses were statistically tested using t-tests. The significance level was set at .01 to control for the inflation of type I error rate. Internal consistency reliability was computed using the Kuder-Richardson 20.

Statistical analysis of the hypotheses indicated the following findings: There were no statistically significant differences on the Knowledge and Perceived Severity subscales scores between women who reported compliance and who reported noncompliance with the BSE. There was a statistically significant difference on the Perceived Susceptibility subscale scores between women who reported compliance and who reported noncompliance with the BSE.

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Breast Self-examination Instrument, Assessment of readiness, Self-Care Model by Orem, Reliability of subscales
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