Development and Validation of a Mexican Version of the Champion ’s Health Belief Model Scale for Breast Cancer Screening

AbstractAlthough the Champion ’s Health Belief Model Scale for breast cancer screening has been adapted and validated in different populations worldwide, a Spanish version for the Latin American population is still not available. The aim of this study was to adapt and validate the Spanish version of the Champion’s Health Bel ief Model Scale for mammograms for use with Mexican women and determine the sociodemographic, clinical, and health belief model variables which influence undergoing a mammogram. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was designed. Participants included 612 women aged 40 years and above who attended a public tertiary hospital. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted, from which six factors with adequate loadings were obtained. In addition, Cronbach’s alpha was used to obtain a reliability coefficient of 0.68–0.94. To obtain criterion validity, a binary logistic regression analysis was c onducted, with the mammogram being the dependent variable and sociodemographic, clinical, and health belief model dimensions being the predictors; perceived benefits was the variable that most influenced the obtaining of mammography. This Spanish version of the Champion’s Health Belief Model Scale for breast cancer screening for Mexican women was found to be valid and reliable, which means it could be a useful tool in identifying beliefs surrounding breast cancer screening.
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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