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Sources of breast and cervical cancer information for hmong women and men

TitleSources of breast and cervical cancer information for hmong women and men
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsThorburn, S, Keon, KL, Kue, J
JournalWomen HealthWomen Health
Volume53
Pagination468-78
ISBN Number1541-0331 (Electronic)<br/>0363-0242 (Linking)
Accession Number23879458
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Asia, Southeastern, Asian Continental Ancestry Group/statistics & numerical data, Breast Neoplasms/diagnosis/ prevention & control, Early Detection of Cancer, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Literacy, Humans, Information Seeking Behavior, Interviews as Topic, Male, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Oregon, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Qualitative Research, Socioeconomic Factors, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/diagnosis/ prevention & control, Young Adult
AbstractDespite low breast and cervical cancer screening levels among Hmong women in the United States reported in the literature, understanding of the barriers to screening for Hmong women is limited. Health literacy issues may influence screening behavior for this population. This qualitative study explored sources of information about breast and cervical cancer, including screening, and identified barriers to seeking such information for Hmong women and men. Researchers conducted semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 84 Hmong women and men living in Oregon. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. Transcripts of 83 usable interviews were analyzed using content analysis. Health care providers and the Internet were the most frequently cited sources of information about breast and cervical cancer, including screening. Other sources were family, friends, and other media. Over half of the participants indicated that nothing would prevent them from seeking information about these topics. These findings suggested that health care providers and the Internet may be important sources of information about breast and cervical cancer screening for Hmong women. Additional research is needed to examine further Hmong women's health literacy needs and preferences with regards to breast and cervical cancer screening.
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