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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2014;20(1):92-104.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2014.20.1.92    Published online March 31, 2014.
Factors Influencing the Health Examination in Unmarried Women
Ju Young Ha, Ji Hyang Youn, Yeong Suk Lee, Hyun Jung Lee
1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea.
2Graduate School, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. jhunicorn@nate.com
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study was to investigate factors that influence health examination for unmarried women.
METHODS
A correlation study was carried out with 144 unmarried women with an age range of 35~49 years through self-administered questionnaires. This questionnaire included Health Belief Model modifying factors (demographic . sociological, structural, and cues to action variables). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi2-test, multiple logistic regression.
RESULTS
The mean age of participants was 37.2+/-2.67 years. Rates for breast cancer, cervical cancer and comprehensive health examination were each 34.7%, 38.2% and 94%. In multiple logistic regression analysis, influencing factors on physical examination were age(OR=0.06, 95% CI: 0.02~0.26), personal medical insurance (OR=6.30, 95% CI: 1.60~24.82), housemate (OR=7.63, 95% CI: 2.58~22.52), exercise (OR=3.72, 95% CI: 1.37~10.12) in breast cancer examination, and age (OR=0.08, 95% CI: 0.02~0.34; OR=0.07, 95% CI: 0.01~0.85), personal medical insurance (OR=14.17, 95% CI: 2.94~68.23), sexual experiences (OR=3.38, 95% CI: 1.28~8.91), drinking (OR=2.92, 95% CI: 1.14~7.49) in cervical cancer examination.
CONCLUSION
The results emphasize the necessity of preparing nursing education and intervention in consideration of associated factors which influence on the health examination in unmarried women.
Key Words: Early detection of cancer; Single person; Women


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