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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158690
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening among Korean American Women
Abstract:
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening among Korean American Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Lee, Eunice, DNSc, RN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:845 South Damen Ave, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Co-Authors:Toni Tripp-Reimer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor & Associate Dean for Research
Korean American (KA) women are less likely to participate in mammogram or Pap smear tests as compared to women from other ethnic groups. The purpose of this presentation is to explore facilitators and barriers that influence breast and cervical cancer screening behaviors in KA women. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted with 33 KA women who were living in San Diego County. Criteria for inclusion in this study of adult women were: 1) women who were older than 40 years of age; and 2) women who were born in Korea but presently living in the United States. Interviews were conducted in Korean. The data were translated and transcribed. The data were analyzed using NUD*IST Vivo software. The subjects’ mean age was 56.7 years (range=40 to 85, SD=12.8). The average woman had high school diploma (range=3 to 20, M=12.5 years, SD=4.5) and had been living in the U.S. for 16.1 years (range=3 to 32, SD=8.1 years). Most of the subjects were married (n=24, 73%), and most were Christian (n=27, 82%). Almost two third of the subjects (n=24, 73%) had some kind of health insurance, either HMO, Medicare, or Medi-Cal. The nine other subjects (27%) did not have any health insurance. The women were more likely to participate in screening when they had primary physicians, health insurance, or emotional/instrumental support from family members. Personal barriers to participating in screening included attitudes toward having the procedures (modesty or shame), attitudes toward life (destiny), incorrect or insufficient knowledge or lack of interest about cancer/cancer screening, and low perceived efficacy of early detection. Structural barriers included language, transportation, health insurance, and provider characteristics. These data provide a theoretical framework to guide further descriptive and intervention research with KA women.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast and Cervical Cancer Screening among Korean American Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158690-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening among Korean American Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Eunice, DNSc, RN</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">845 South Damen Ave, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Toni Tripp-Reimer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor &amp; Associate Dean for Research </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Korean American (KA) women are less likely to participate in mammogram or Pap smear tests as compared to women from other ethnic groups. The purpose of this presentation is to explore facilitators and barriers that influence breast and cervical cancer screening behaviors in KA women. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted with 33 KA women who were living in San Diego County. Criteria for inclusion in this study of adult women were: 1) women who were older than 40 years of age; and 2) women who were born in Korea but presently living in the United States. Interviews were conducted in Korean. The data were translated and transcribed. The data were analyzed using NUD*IST Vivo software. The subjects&rsquo; mean age was 56.7 years (range=40 to 85, SD=12.8). The average woman had high school diploma (range=3 to 20, M=12.5 years, SD=4.5) and had been living in the U.S. for 16.1 years (range=3 to 32, SD=8.1 years). Most of the subjects were married (n=24, 73%), and most were Christian (n=27, 82%). Almost two third of the subjects (n=24, 73%) had some kind of health insurance, either HMO, Medicare, or Medi-Cal. The nine other subjects (27%) did not have any health insurance. The women were more likely to participate in screening when they had primary physicians, health insurance, or emotional/instrumental support from family members. Personal barriers to participating in screening included attitudes toward having the procedures (modesty or shame), attitudes toward life (destiny), incorrect or insufficient knowledge or lack of interest about cancer/cancer screening, and low perceived efficacy of early detection. Structural barriers included language, transportation, health insurance, and provider characteristics. These data provide a theoretical framework to guide further descriptive and intervention research with KA women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:18:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:18:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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