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Cultural barriers to mammography, clinical breast exam and breast self-exam among Chinese-American women 60 and older

TitleCultural barriers to mammography, clinical breast exam and breast self-exam among Chinese-American women 60 and older
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsTang, TS, Solomon, LJ, McCracken, LM
JournalPreventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and TheoryPreventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory
Volume31
Pagination575-583
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number0091-7435
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2000-16454-009
Keywords*Acculturation, *Asians, *Breast Neoplasms, *Cancer Screening, *Health Care Utilization, Aging, Human Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Promotion & Maintenance of Health & Wellness [3365], relationship of acculturation & breast cancer screening participation, 60-102 yr old female Chinese Americans, us
AbstractExamined the relationship of acculturation and breast cancer screening participation to identify common and cultural barriers, and to identify the best predictors of screening behavior among older Chinese-American females. In the retrospective study 100 Chinese-American females (aged 60-102 yrs) completed questionnaires concerning demographic characteristics, health history, health insurance coverage, breast cancer screening, common and cultural barriers to screening, and acculturation. Results show that insurance coverage and acculturation were significant predictors of Ss having undergone a mammogram at least once. Low perceived need, lack of physician recommendation, and recency of physical examination were significant predictors of having undergone a mammogram in the preceding year. Acculturation and modesty were significant predictors of having undergone a clinical breast exam at least once, while recency of physical examination was a significant predictor of having undergone a clinical breast examination in the preceding year. Reliance on medical professionals for screening and forgetting were significant predictors of having performed breast self-exam at least once. Forgetting was a significant predictor of regular performance of breast self-exam. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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