A qualitative exploration of personality factors in breast cancer screening behavior

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Mitra Savabi-Esfahani
Fariba Taleghani
Maryam Tabatabaeian
Mahnaz Noroozi
Elsebeth Lynge
Cite this article:  Savabi-Esfahani, M., Taleghani, F., Tabatabaeian, M., Noroozi, M., & Lynge, E. (2018). A qualitative exploration of personality factors in breast cancer screening behavior. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 46(1), 91-98.


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Although the efficacy of breast cancer screening in Iran has improved, the participation of women is not yet at a satisfactory level. Some personality factors can prevent women from attending breast cancer screening and most tumors are still diagnosed at an advanced stage. We conducted a descriptive exploration study in which we recruited healthcare providers, policymakers, and clients in Iran as participants. We used conventional content analysis with an inductive approach and gathered data from 2 discussion groups and some semistructured interviews. Three main themes emerged from the analysis: selflessness, fatalistic beliefs, and emotional responses. These factors contributed to screening behavior as both inhibitors and facilitators. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

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