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Breast cancer screening beliefs among older Korean American women

TitleBreast cancer screening beliefs among older Korean American women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEun, Y, Lee, EE, Kim, MJ, Fogg, L
JournalJ Gerontol NursJ Gerontol Nurs
Date PublishedSep
ISBN Number0098-9134 (Print)<br/>0098-9134 (Linking)
Accession Number19715259
KeywordsAdult, Age Factors, Aged, Asian Americans/education/ ethnology/statistics & numerical data, Attitude to Health/ ethnology, Breast Neoplasms/ diagnosis, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Behavior/ethnology, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Illinois, Insurance, Health/statistics & numerical data, Korea/ethnology, Logistic Models, Mammography/psychology/utilization, Mass Screening/ psychology/utilization, Middle Aged, Nursing Methodology Research, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Factors, Women/education/ psychology
AbstractKorean American women's breast cancer screening rates are low, and the rates among older Korean American women are even lower.This article describes health beliefs related to older Korean American women's screening behaviors, comparing them to beliefs of younger Korean American women. The 73 women age 65 and older had significantly dif-ferent health beliefs than the 114 women between ages 40 and 64. Further, older women's perceptions of the seriousness of the disease and benefits of and barriers to taking action to prevent the disease predated their screening behaviors. Interventions to change the health beliefs of older Korean American women are suggested.
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