Participants in the intervention group scored :
higher on rational problem solving and behavioral intentions
lower on maladaptive reactions (e.g., hopelessness, avoidance, and fatalistic religiosity) to breast cancer threat.
For intervention participants, the initial decline in maladaptive reactions remained stable at 3-month follow-up, but adaptive reactions decreased.
Intervention participants had greater confidence in performing BSEs compared to controls. Although intervention participants performed more BSEs, they did so on an irregular basis.