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This study was carried out as a descriptive study to find out the beliefs and practices of nurses for protection from colorectal cancer. The study was conducted between 01.01.2022 and 10.06.2022 with the participation of 238 nurses who were working in a university hospital and who agreed to participate in the study. The data were collected by using the data form which consisted of 12 questions prepared by the researcher in line with the literature to find out the sociodemographic characteristics of individuals and their beliefs and practices about colorectal cancer and the Health Belief Model Scale for Protection from Colorectal Cancer. Kruskal Wallis test, Mann Whitney U test and One-way ANOVA were used in data analysis. With the scores obtained from the Health Belief Model Scale for Protection from Colorectal Cancer factors of nurses, nurses’ perceptions of susceptibility were lower than moderate, their perceptions of the barrier were moderate, and their perceptions of health motivation and confidence benefits were high.
Keywords: Belief; colorectal cancer; health; nurse.
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