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The Application of Health Belief Model—A study in the related factors of dysmenorrhea self-care behavior in a girls’ senior high school at Keelung
Health Belief Model
The study aims to apply the Health Belief Model to the students in a girls’ senior high school in Keelung to investigate the related factors of dysmenorrhea self-care behavior. The self-made questionnaire is used as the research tool. In this survey, among 2310 randomly-chosen girl students asked to fill out the questionnaires, only 603 are valid. The findings are as follows. 1. 50% of the subjects who are aware of middle dysmenorrheal threat think they are stricken with dymenorrhea, and they are at the severe level on the scale of “the severity of perception of dymenorrhea. In general, those subjects with more dysmenorrhea experience, higher dysmenorrhea degree, and more internal cues have higher perceived dysmenorrhea threat. Besides, those subjects who score “positive” on the likelihood of act on dysmenorrhea self-care behavior scale consider that they get more benefits than barriers from dysmenorrhea self-care behavior, but they get low scores as a whole. To sum up, subjects with regular menstrual cycle, higher dysmenorrhea knowledge, lower dysmenorrhea degree and more external cues have higher likelihood of act on perceived dysmenorrheal self-care behavior. 2. The subjects who know little on the cues of action on dysmenorrhea self-care behavior get the external cues mainly from “related information about dysmenorrhea self-care from experienced relatives”, and few of them take “related courses on dysmenorrhea self-care behavior.” As to the internal cues, only 20% of those who suffer dysmenorrhea have been to school health center, and only 10% of them go to a doctor. 3. As the dymenorrhea self-care behavior of the subjects who belong to the catergory of “sometimes” is predicted with the variables, including the subject basic variable, dysmenorrhea self-care health belief, and cues to dysmenorrhea self-care behavior, the score index of dysmenorrhea self-care behavior is 17%.和 The main predictive variables of the dysmenorrhea self-care behavior of the subjects are “grades”, “dymenorrhea degree” and “menstrual cycle”, “perceived dysmenorrhea threat (especially “perceived dysmenorrhea severity”) ”, “the likelihood of act on dysmenorrhea self-care behaviors (including “perceived dysmenorrhea self-care behavior validity” and “perceived dysmenorrhea self-care behavior barriers”) ”, “cues to act on dysmenorrhea self-care behavior (especially the external cues) ”. Among them, the most influential one is “perceived dysmenorrhea self-care behavior barriers.” According to those findings, the research puts forward some suggestions and methods of improving the health education of dysmenorrhea self-care behavior to relieve and avoid the discomfort caused by dysmenorrhea.
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