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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2019, 1(3); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2019.010307.

Application of Precede-Proceed model in health education intervention of breast cancer screening in community women


Yan Jiang1, Jun-Wei Yan2, Lan-Qing Guo1, Yi-Nan Wu2

Corresponding Author:
Yan Jiang

1 Xinxiang Medical University of Nursing, Xinxiang Henan 453003, China
2 SanQuan Medical College of Nursing, Xinxiang Henan 453003, China


Background: Using the Precede-Proceed health education model to help women establish behaviors of breast cancer screening. Methods: A total of 520 women from four communities were selected, and they were divided into the Precede-Proceed group (270 cases) and the control group (250 cases) by different communities. According to the baseline survey and assessment results, the Precede-Proceed group conducted breast cancer and screening health education for 12 months. The control group only received the traditional health education. Results: Actually, 266 women were treated in Precede-Proceed group and 240 women in control group in this study. 12 months later, the scores of breast cancer and screening knowledge, attitude and behaviors were significantly increased in the Precede -Proceed group, and significantly higher than those of the control group. The differences were statistically significant (P<0.05).Conclusion: The Precede-Proceed health education improved women,s breast cancer and screening knowledge, changed their attitude, and promoted the formation of behaviors of breast cancer screening.


Precede-Proceed model; Breast cancer; Screening; Health education

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Yan Jiang, Jun-Wei Yan, Lan-Qing Guo, Yi-Nan Wu. Application of Precede-Proceed model in health education intervention of breast cancer screening in community women. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 3: 52-59. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2019.010307.


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