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Knowledge, attitudes, health beliefs and utilization of preventive screening practices among Southeast Asian and Asian Indian women in Fresno County, California regarding breast cancer


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of the present study was to determine if Southeast Asian women and Asian Indian women of Fresno County, California, underutilize preventive measures such as breast-self examinations (BSE), clinical breast exams (CBE), and mammograms. The present study identified factors such as attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and barriers that prevent these two populations of women from practicing BSE, CBE, and mammograms.

The target population in the study were women 18 years or older, residing in Fresno County. The sample size was 135 participants. The Health Belief Model was used, while the data were analyzed using SPSS.

The data revealed that both the SEA and AI women underutilize preventive screening services such as BSE, CBE, and mammograms. The SEA women lack basic knowledge regarding breast cancer. The AI women were more knowledgeable than the SEA women; however, their knowledge was still low in some areas.

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Subject
Public health;
Oncology;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology;
Womens studies
Classification
0573: Public health
0992: Oncology
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
0453: Womens studies
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences
Title
Knowledge, attitudes, health beliefs and utilization of preventive screening practices among Southeast Asian and Asian Indian women in Fresno County, California regarding breast cancer
Author
Gallegos, Mary Stela
Number of pages
113
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
6050
Source
MAI 44/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542272097, 0542272091
Advisor
Krenz, Vickie D.
University/institution
California State University, Fresno
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1428650
ProQuest document ID
305349363
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305349363
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