Psychological Factors Effect on Breast Cancer Screening Among Arab Immigrants

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153397
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychological Factors Effect on Breast Cancer Screening Among Arab Immigrants
Abstract:
Psychological Factors Effect on Breast Cancer Screening Among Arab Immigrants
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kawar, Lina Najib, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Research Presentation] Background: To describe the relationship of psychological variables (affect, attitudes, and habits) on breast cancer screening (BCS) participation among a group of Arab immigrants. Discussion: Studies identified that Arabs have different cultural practices that affect their behaviors toward health actions. In the US, although Arabs are considered Whites, Arabs in general constitute a very small fraction about 0.42% of the total US population (2000 census). Multiple authors indicate that use of BCS among groups other than main minority groups is understudied. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 130 Arab immigrant women living in the Washington, DC area between September 2001 and January 2002. Questionnaire data were analyzed using descriptive and correlational statistics. A culturally sensitive model (The Model of Participation) was used to conduct this study. Data offered support to the importance of cultural factors. Conclusion: Despite this study's limitations, this study provides description of knowledge, feelings, attitudes, habits, and enabling factors toward participation to BCS among Arab immigrants. Findings confirm the need for culturally sensitive studies to understand diverse populations and develop programs of intervention specific to their situation. Data suggest the basis for future intervention research on BCS with unstudied group of immigrant Arab women. Findings provide valuable information to clinicians, educators, and researchers.
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.titlePsychological Factors Effect on Breast Cancer Screening Among Arab Immigrantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153397-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychological Factors Effect on Breast Cancer Screening Among Arab Immigrants</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">Kawar, Lina Najib, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lkawar@apu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: To describe the relationship of psychological variables (affect, attitudes, and habits) on breast cancer screening (BCS) participation among a group of Arab immigrants. Discussion: Studies identified that Arabs have different cultural practices that affect their behaviors toward health actions. In the US, although Arabs are considered Whites, Arabs in general constitute a very small fraction about 0.42% of the total US population (2000 census). Multiple authors indicate that use of BCS among groups other than main minority groups is understudied. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 130 Arab immigrant women living in the Washington, DC area between September 2001 and January 2002. Questionnaire data were analyzed using descriptive and correlational statistics. A culturally sensitive model (The Model of Participation) was used to conduct this study. Data offered support to the importance of cultural factors. Conclusion: Despite this study's limitations, this study provides description of knowledge, feelings, attitudes, habits, and enabling factors toward participation to BCS among Arab immigrants. Findings confirm the need for culturally sensitive studies to understand diverse populations and develop programs of intervention specific to their situation. Data suggest the basis for future intervention research on BCS with unstudied group of immigrant Arab women. Findings provide valuable information to clinicians, educators, and researchers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:14:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:14:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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