The effects of peer education on university students' knowledge of breast self-examination and health beliefs.


Gursoy A. A. , Yigitbas Ç. , Yilmaz F. , ERDÖL H. , Bulut H. , Mumcu H. , ...More

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, vol.24, no.4, pp.331-3, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08858190902997449
  • Title of Journal : Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-3

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the effects of peer education on breast self-examination (BSE) knowledge and health beliefs. 180 female university students were trained in BSE by the nursing students. Students instructed in groups by their peers showed a much higher degree of BSE knowledge. It was also found that perceived confidence of the students educated both individually and in groups increased afterward. Study results further revealed that the methods used for peer instruction do not affect students' sub-dimensions of health beliefs differently after the education.