The Development of a Tool-Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior to Measure Intention of Latina Immigrants to Comply with Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148861
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Presentation
Title:
The Development of a Tool-Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior to Measure Intention of Latina Immigrants to Comply with Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Abstract:
The Development of a Tool-Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior to Measure Intention of Latina Immigrants to Comply with Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Calvacca, Linda, PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Stephen F. Austin State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Joan Engebretson, RN, DrPH
[Scientific session research presentation] Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Latinas; yet screening rates for Latinas are among the lowest for ethnic groups. Research reveals that Latinas hold strong cultural beliefs predisposing them to avoid breast screening. The project is based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), a robust model that has been successfully applied with a wide range of health behaviors and cultural groups. Planned behavior is based on the intention to perform a specific behavior, which in turn is based on the variables of behavioral belief, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control. The TPB model employs a qualitative phase to determine the culturally specific aspects of these components, and then develops an instrument oriented specifically to the group. This instrument is used to examine a change in the intention before and after the intervention. This presentation will address the first research question: What are the attitudes, subjective norms, behavioral and normative beliefs, and behavioral intentions of Latinas regarding breast screening prior to participation in a family intervention? Forty-eight Latinas and five Latinos in rural Texas were interviewed individually and in groups regarding their attitudes and beliefs about breast cancer and breast cancer screening. Data revealed that the attitudes and beliefs of Latinas toward breast cancer and breast cancer screening were influenced by their perception of their roles and responsibilities within the family, by their fears, and by what they believed their husband?s responses would to their screening behavior. The 49 item instrument that was developed was pilot tested on a sample of the target population. The intervention is based on the notion that improved education of, and communication between partners may enhance the Latino?s cultural inclination to protect his partner?s health. The project is funded by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Development of a Tool-Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior to Measure Intention of Latina Immigrants to Comply with Breast Cancer Screening Guidelinesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148861-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Development of a Tool-Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior to Measure Intention of Latina Immigrants to Comply with Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Calvacca, Linda, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Stephen F. Austin State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lcalvac@suddenlink.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Joan Engebretson, RN, DrPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Latinas; yet screening rates for Latinas are among the lowest for ethnic groups. Research reveals that Latinas hold strong cultural beliefs predisposing them to avoid breast screening. The project is based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), a robust model that has been successfully applied with a wide range of health behaviors and cultural groups. Planned behavior is based on the intention to perform a specific behavior, which in turn is based on the variables of behavioral belief, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control. The TPB model employs a qualitative phase to determine the culturally specific aspects of these components, and then develops an instrument oriented specifically to the group. This instrument is used to examine a change in the intention before and after the intervention. This presentation will address the first research question: What are the attitudes, subjective norms, behavioral and normative beliefs, and behavioral intentions of Latinas regarding breast screening prior to participation in a family intervention? Forty-eight Latinas and five Latinos in rural Texas were interviewed individually and in groups regarding their attitudes and beliefs about breast cancer and breast cancer screening. Data revealed that the attitudes and beliefs of Latinas toward breast cancer and breast cancer screening were influenced by their perception of their roles and responsibilities within the family, by their fears, and by what they believed their husband?s responses would to their screening behavior. The 49 item instrument that was developed was pilot tested on a sample of the target population. The intervention is based on the notion that improved education of, and communication between partners may enhance the Latino?s cultural inclination to protect his partner?s health. The project is funded by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:51:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:51:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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