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A Critique of a Nursing Research Article on Cancer
A critique of the article "Family History of Cancer and Its Association with Breast Cancer Risk Perception and Repeat Mammography" by Haber, Ahmed and Pekovic.
# 153619 | 1,531 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jul 22, 2013 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Women Studies (General) , Research Designs (General)


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Description:

This paper is a critique of a quantitative nursing research article by Haber, Ahmed, and Pekovic titled, "Family History of Cancer and Its Association with Breast Cancer Risk Perception and Repeat Mammography," that was published in the American Journal of Public Health in December 2012. The paper examines the study's literature review, research questions, methodology, threats to the internal and external validity of the study and data analysis. Finally, the paper suggests further research on this topic.

Outline:
Statement of the Problem
Review of the Literature
Methodology
Discussion
General Information

From the Paper:

"The title of the article accurately reflects the content of the article and the research study. The introduction appropriately summarizes the article and explains it with supportive background information. The authors state the importance of the problem by persuading the readers that breast cancer continues to present a public-health concern and that the use of secondary prevention in the form of screening mammography should be further studied. The theoretical framework in this research relies on both a psychological and public-health approach, since breast cancer risk perception is a subjective judgment made on an individual level.
"The objective of the research article, as stated in the introduction, is to determine the strength of the relationship between a family history of breast cancer and other cancers--with the higherperceived risk of developing cancer and the increased chance of repeat mammography. Breast cancer is a public-health concern, because one in every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Therefore, a research study on this topic is significant tothe female population, because breast cancer risk perception and repeat mammography can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with breast cancer. The critical argument in this article is that a family history of breast cancer is the risk factor on which women base their own perception of risk."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ahmed, N. U., Winter, K., Albatineh, A. N., & Haber, G. (2012). Clustering very low-income, insured women's mammography screening barriers into potentially functional subgroups.Women's Health Issues : Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 22(3), e259-66. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2012.02.001
  • Haber, G., Ahmed, N. U., &Pekovic, V. (2012). Family history of cancer and its association with breast cancer risk perception and repeat mammography. American Journal of Public Health, 102(12), 2322-9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300786
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2009). Screening forBreast Cancer: U.S. PreventiveServices Task Force Recommendation Statement. Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(10).

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APA Format

A Critique of a Nursing Research Article on Cancer (2013, July 22) Retrieved April 21, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/a-critique-of-a-nursing-research-article-on-cancer-153619/

MLA Format

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