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Application of the Health Belief Model to Explore the Likelihood of Undergoing a FOBT among Health Volunteers and Professionals
Health Belief Modeling
fecal occult blood test
Aim: The incidence rate of colorectal cancer is sharply increasing in Taiwan and it showed that promoting colorectal cancer screening service is critical. Fecal occult blood test (FOBT), one colorectal cancer screening, is advocated by the govermant as the compaign of colorectal cancer screening. The aim in the study was to apply Health Belief Model (HBM) to explore the likelihood of undergoing a FOBT among health volunteers and professionals. Method:401 from a total of 420 participants successfully completed questionnaires measuring demographic characteristics, variables related to HBM and likelihood of undergoing a FOBT. The valid responsive rate was 95.48%. Multiple regression analyses were used to explore the relationships between the likelihood of undergoing a FOBT and variables related to HBM across two different groups included health volunteers and professionals. Results:The HBM model fit the data well and successfully explained substantial variance in the likelihood of undergoing a FOBT in the two groups of health volunteers and professionals. Among all participants, perceived benefits and self-efficacy were the significant predictors to the likelihood of undergoing a FOBT, accounting for 47% of the variance. Among the group of health volunteers, perceived benefits and self-efficacy were the significant predictors to the likelihood of undergoing a FOBT, accounting for 48% of the variance. Among the group of health profesionals, perceived benefits and self-efficacy were the significant predictors to the likelihood of undergoing a FOBT, accounting for 43% of the variance. Conclusion:We suggest that perceived benefits and self-efficacy play a critical role in predicting the likelihood of undergoing a FOBT among all participants. Based on the interpretation of the results, this study recommended responsive interventions to improve the effectiveness of the FOBT campaign.
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