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Morowatisharifabad M, Hadi varnamkhavasti L, Zare M, Fallahzadeh H, Karimiankakolaki Z. Study of Determinants of Lung Cancer Protective Behaviors in Esfahan Steel Company Workers Based On Protection Motivation Theory . TB. 2017; 16 (3) :67-80
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Introduction: Lung cancer is known the leading cause of death among cancers. Since in our country a comprehensive scientific information not available on the determinants of protective behavior of lung cancer among workers, this study, aimed to examine determinants of lung cancer protective behaviors among Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO) workers based on protection motivation theory.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 253 workers of the ESCO who were randomly selected. In this study, the researcher-made questionnaire was used to assess determinants of lung cancer protective behaviors.. Collected data were analyzed by statistical tests of T-Test, ANOVA and correlation coefficient.
Results: Of participants %54.2 have always did periodic medical examinations to ensure of their lungs health and 27.7% of participants used low-risk materials instead of hazardous materials. Among constructs of protection motivation theory, perceived severity had the highest mean score (41.33 ±5.83) and fear the lowest mean score (9.77 ± 2.49). The constructs of protection motivation theory predicted 22.6% of lung cancer protective behaviors variance.
Conclusion: Regarding effectiveness of the protection motivation theory in Understanding determinants of lung cancer protective behaviors so the theory can be used as a framework for the design of educational programs to enhance workers' motivation to adopt lung cancer protective behaviors.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/12/2 | Accepted: 2015/01/11 | Published: 2017/09/17

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