Magazine coverage of breast cancer in 1993 and 2003: a qualitative content analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Gastel , Barbara en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Priest , Susanna en_US
dc.creator Reyes , Naomi Louise en_US 2005 -08 -29T14 :40 :43Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :21 :29Z 2005 -08 -29T14 :40 :43Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :21 :29Z 2006 -05 en_US 2005 -08 -29T14 :40 :43Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2400
dc.description.abstract Breast cancer has touched the lives of countless people , yet many women have misconceptions about the disease . One of the most common sources for breast cancer information used by American women is popular magazines . The current study sought to describe the content of magazine articles on breast cancer from 1993 and 2003 in an attempt to determine whether article content differed , and if so , in what ways and for what reasons . Topical theme , identification of risk factors , preventive measures , and sources mentioned were categories developed to determine possible differences in content between the two years . Twice as many articles on breast cancer appeared in 1993 as in 2003 . In 1993 , living with breast cancer was a theme of many articles , while in 2003 , hormone replacement therapy was a dominant theme . Family history was emphasized as a risk factor in articles from 1993 , while long -term hormone -replacement therapy was emphasized in 2003 . In general , articles in 2003 focused on overall health practices in the possible prevention of breast cancer . Social , political , and scientific occurrences relating to breast cancer that took place from the early 1990s through 2003 were considered when analyzing content . Most of the differences in content appeared to reflect such occurrences . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject Breast Cancer en_US
dc.title Magazine coverage of breast cancer in 1993 and 2003 : a qualitative content analysis en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US


Magazine coverage of breast cancer in 1993 and 2003: a qualitative content analysis. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2400 .

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