FEATURE ARTICLEDesigning a Tailored Web-Based Educational Mammography ProgramLIN, ZU-CHUN PhD, RN; EFFKEN, JUDITH A. PhD, RN, FACMI, FAAN; LI, YUN-JU BS, RN; KUO, CHEN-HAO MSAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Tzu-Chi College of Technology, Hualien, Taiwan (Dr Lin); College of Nursing, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (Dr Effken); Graduate Institute of eLearning Technology, National Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan (Ms Li), Chunghwa Telecom Data Communication Business Group Government Network Services, Taipei, Taiwan (Mr Kuo). This study was funded in part by a graduate students' research award to Dr Lin from Beta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International. Corresponding author: Zu-Chun Lin, PhD, RN, Department of Nursing, Tzu-Chi College of Technology, #880, Sec 2, Chien-Kuo Rd, Hualien 970, Taiwan (firstname.lastname@example.org). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: January-February 2011 - Volume 29 - Issue 1 - p 16-23 doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181f9db1c Buy Metrics Abstract Breast cancer has become increasingly prevalent in Taiwanese women, especially in younger women. Unfortunately, early breast cancer detection may be hampered by Taiwanese women's beliefs about breast cancer, risk factors, and mammography. The Internet has become a powerful way to disseminate health information, but health education Web sites are frequently neither patient-centered nor theoretically based. We used the Transtheoretical Model as the theoretical basis for the design of a tailored Web-based educational program aimed at correcting Taiwanese women's misconceptions about breast cancer and mammography and increasing their intent to obtain routine mammography. In this article, we describe the Web-based educational intervention and the results of an initial preliminary evaluation study. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.