The Preconscious Awareness to Action Framework: an application to promote testicular awareness

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dc.contributor.author Saab, Mohamad M.
dc.contributor.author Landers, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Hegarty, Josephine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-25T10:26:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-25T10:26:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Saab, M. M.,Landers, M. and Hegarty, J. (2018) 'The Preconscious Awareness to Action Framework: an application to promote testicular awareness', Nursing Research, 67(2), pp. 169-176. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000268 en
dc.identifier.volume 67 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 169 en
dc.identifier.endpage 176 en
dc.identifier.issn 0029-6562
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7049
dc.identifier.doi 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000268
dc.description.abstract Objectives: The purpose of the study is to present a theory-focused analysis of the preconscious awareness to action framework (PAAF), developed to enhance testicular awareness and help-seeking intentions and behaviors among men. Methods: The following approach was used to develop the PAAF: The empirical literature on men’s awareness of testicular disorders was reviewed. A qualitative study was conducted to explore men’s awareness of testicular disorders, help-seeking intentions for testicular symptoms, and preferred learning strategies in relation to testicular disorders and symptoms. An iterative narrative review process of the theoretical literature on health promotion and symptom appraisal was undertaken. Results: The PAAF comprises seven steps: preconscious awareness, unconscious awareness, conscious awareness, unconscious appraisal, conscious appraisal, intention, and behavior. The concept of testicular awareness was developed to familiarize men with their own testes and promote timely help-seeking. Discussion: Researchers are encouraged to use the PAAF to design health-promoting interventions aimed at enhancing testicular awareness, symptom appraisal, and help-seeking. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. en
dc.rights © 2018, Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Nursing Research. To access the final edited and published work see https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0000000000000268 en
dc.subject Awareness en
dc.subject Men’s health en
dc.subject Nursing theory en
dc.subject Testicular disease en
dc.title The Preconscious Awareness to Action Framework: an application to promote testicular awareness en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mohamad Saab, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mohamadsaab@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-03-01
dc.date.updated 2018-10-24T10:20:09Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 459096135
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Nursing Research en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mohamadsaab@ucc.ie en


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