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Table 2 Comparison of Health Belief Model factors among performers and non-performers of BSE

From: Prediction of breast self-examination in a sample of Iranian women: an application of the Health Belief Model

  Performing BSE
Sub-scales Yes (regular* & irregular**)(n = 76) No (never done)(n = 164) t p*
  Score range Mean (SD) Mean (SD)   
Susceptibility 3-15 7.68(2.5) 7.67(2.4) 0.23 0.97
Seriousness 6-30 21.10(5.6) 21.80(4.7) 0.53 0.27
BSE benefits 4-20 17.34(2.7) 16.53(3.1) 1.80 0.03
BSE barriers 8-40 16.36(5.3) 19.55(5.7) -10.7 <0.001
BSE self-efficacy 10-50 35.90(7.6) 28.30(7.5) 4.10 <0.001
  1. *Independent t-test