Breast education for schoolgirls; why, what, when and how?

Brown, Nicola and Smith, Jenny and Brasher, Amanda and Risius, Debbie and Marczyk, Anna and Scurr, Joanna (2017) Breast education for schoolgirls; why, what, when and how? The Breast Journal. ISSN 1524-4741 (In Press)

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Abstract

Schools are fundamental settings for health education and adolescent females are an important group for promoting positive breast habits. We surveyed 2089 schoolgirls (11-18 years) to provide evidence for, and guidance on, breast education for schoolgirls. 26% reported negative feelings about their breasts and 87% reported ≥ one breast concern. 72% wanted to know more about breast cancer (69% rating this extremely important). >50% wanted to know more about breast sag and breast pain. Preferred delivery format was age eleven (50%), girls only taught sessions (41%) with female teachers (43%). A need for breast education and delivery preferences was identified.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast health; Adolescence; Education; Schoolgirls; Puberty
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Kevin Sanders
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 14:09
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 14:12
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1403

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