2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157832
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Cancer Beliefs and Screening Among Chinese Immigrants
Abstract:
Breast Cancer Beliefs and Screening Among Chinese Immigrants
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lee-Lin, Frances, RN, PhD(c), OCN, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Oregon Health & Science University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd, SN-5N, Portland, OR, 97239-2941, USA
Contact Telephone:503- 494-3725
Purposes/Aims: 1. To assess and describe knowledge and beliefs of first generation Chinese American women aged 40 and older related to breast cancer and mammography screening practice; 2. To examine the association of demographic, knowledge and beliefs with breast cancer and mammography screening practice. Background: Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Chinese American women (CAW) in the US. Despite the proven efficacy of mammogram (MMG), screening rates for CAW do not approach Healthy People 2010 goals for mammography utilization. Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was guided by the Health Belief Model. The study explored MMG related knowledge, beliefs, and practices among 100 CAW in Portland, Oregon, through a self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was derived from two previous English-language questionnaires, which were combined, modified, translated, and pre-tested for this study sample.
Results: CAW had limited breast cancer and screening knowledge and perceived low susceptibility for developing breast cancer. The majority (86%) reported they had a MMG; however, only 48.5% reported their last MMG was about one year ago. Only 44% reported they planned to have a MMG in the next 6 months. Years lived in the US, provider recommendation, and insurance coverage were significantly associated with ever having a MMG. Lower MMG barriers, provider recommendation, and insurance coverage were positively related to MMG in the past year.
From logistic regression analysis, women with health insurance coverage were 6 times more likely to ever have had a MMG, and 3 times more likely to have had a MMG in the past year. CAW with higher perceived MMG barriers were less likely to have had a MMG in the past year. CAW with an immediate family member with breast cancer were 5 times more likely to have had a MMG in the past year. Implications/Recommendations: The findings of this study indicate a higher ever-had MMG rate (86%) among these women than other Chinese studies; but the rate for MMG within the past year (48.5%) remains low. This suggests the important of assessing timing of MMG use.
Low knowledge scores existed among CAW but did not directly affect MMG use, underscoring the need to study other related factors impacting MMG use. Insurance coverage was a strong predictor indicating the need to address health care access issues for CAW in the US.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast Cancer Beliefs and Screening Among Chinese Immigrantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157832-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast Cancer Beliefs and Screening Among Chinese Immigrants</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee-Lin, Frances, RN, PhD(c), OCN, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oregon Health &amp; Science University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd, SN-5N, Portland, OR, 97239-2941, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">503- 494-3725</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">leelinf@ohsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purposes/Aims: 1. To assess and describe knowledge and beliefs of first generation Chinese American women aged 40 and older related to breast cancer and mammography screening practice; 2. To examine the association of demographic, knowledge and beliefs with breast cancer and mammography screening practice. Background: Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Chinese American women (CAW) in the US. Despite the proven efficacy of mammogram (MMG), screening rates for CAW do not approach Healthy People 2010 goals for mammography utilization. Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was guided by the Health Belief Model. The study explored MMG related knowledge, beliefs, and practices among 100 CAW in Portland, Oregon, through a self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was derived from two previous English-language questionnaires, which were combined, modified, translated, and pre-tested for this study sample.<br/>Results: CAW had limited breast cancer and screening knowledge and perceived low susceptibility for developing breast cancer. The majority (86%) reported they had a MMG; however, only 48.5% reported their last MMG was about one year ago. Only 44% reported they planned to have a MMG in the next 6 months. Years lived in the US, provider recommendation, and insurance coverage were significantly associated with ever having a MMG. Lower MMG barriers, provider recommendation, and insurance coverage were positively related to MMG in the past year. <br/>From logistic regression analysis, women with health insurance coverage were 6 times more likely to ever have had a MMG, and 3 times more likely to have had a MMG in the past year. CAW with higher perceived MMG barriers were less likely to have had a MMG in the past year. CAW with an immediate family member with breast cancer were 5 times more likely to have had a MMG in the past year. Implications/Recommendations: The findings of this study indicate a higher ever-had MMG rate (86%) among these women than other Chinese studies; but the rate for MMG within the past year (48.5%) remains low. This suggests the important of assessing timing of MMG use. <br/>Low knowledge scores existed among CAW but did not directly affect MMG use, underscoring the need to study other related factors impacting MMG use. Insurance coverage was a strong predictor indicating the need to address health care access issues for CAW in the US.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:14:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:14:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.