Performance of breast self-examination and health locus of control
A descriptive correlational study was undertaken to examine the relationship between BSE performance and health locus of control orientation. A convenience sample of 46 women previously given BSE instruction completed a demographic sheet and the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) instrument. Data were analyzed by using modes, means, standard deviations, Spearman coefficient of correlation, and Kruska-Wallis chi-square test. Analysis of data revealed no significant relationship between internality and chance externality and performance of BSE. A positive relationship was found between powerful others externality and BSE performance.