Factors That Influence Females’ Intention towards Breast Cancer Early Diagnosis
- Jing Huey Chin
- Shaheen Mansori
Despite the advanced medical technology nowadays, breast cancer incidence rate is still increasing worldwide. This is due to females lack of knowledge and awareness about the breast screening. Therefore, the objective of this study is to explore the factors that influence females’ intention towards breast cancer early diagnosis with health belief model and provide practical recommendations. To evaluate the proposed hypotheses in this study, 600 self-administrated questionnaires were distributed to Malaysian female who is 18 years old and above with the usage of non-probable sampling approach (convenience sampling approach). Given that, the findings demonstrate perceived barriers has the greatest impact towards females’ breast cancer early diagnosis intention, followed by perceived severity and perceived susceptibility. The contribution of this study is to evaluate the relationships between perceived severity, perceived susceptibility and perceived barriers towards females’ breast screening intention with the mediating variable of attitude. To support this, health believe model and theory of planned behaviour are employed in this research.
- Lexie GreyEditorial Assistant