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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159531
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participation in Breast Cancer Screening Test among Korean Women
Abstract:
Participation in Breast Cancer Screening Test among Korean Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Im, Eun-Ok
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall, Room 767B, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Contact Telephone:414.229.5784
Asian women were reported to have lower incidence rate of breast cancer compared with other ethnic groups. However, they were also reported to be less likely to participate in breast cancer screening tests (BCST), and cultural factors were pointed out to be significant factors influencing their participation in BCST. To ultimately promote early detection of breast cancer among the population, it is imperative to know the factors influencing their participation in BCST. The purpose of the study was to explore participation in breast cancer screening tests (BCST) of an Asian group-Korean women-and other mediating factors influencing their participation. As theoretical frameworks to guide the research process, feminist approach and Breast Cancer Screening Model (BCSM) were used. The study included quantitative and qualitative phases. Here, only the quantitative phase is presented. For the quantitative phase, 336 Korean women without any diagnosed disease aged 40-60 years who could read and write Korean, and were working in Dong-Dae-Moon Market in Seoul, Korea were recruited through a health center in Seoul, Korea. Questionnaires including seven questions on six demographic characteristics, three questions on participation in BCST, and a modified Breast Cancer Screening Questionnaire (BCSQ) were self-administered. The findings indicated lower participation rate in BCST among Korean women compared with other ethnic groups reported in previous studies. Several reasons for the low participation rate were suggested: (a) lack of knowledge and skills, (b) lack of available resources, and (c) lack of recognition about the benefits of BCST. The findings strongly support that, to increase Asian women's participation in BCST, basic knowledge and skills related to BCST, cultural impacts on the women's participation in BCST, and financial issues related to BCST should be incorporated in nursing care for Asian 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.titleParticipation in Breast Cancer Screening Test among Korean Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159531-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Participation in Breast Cancer Screening Test among Korean 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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Im, Eun-Ok</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</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, Cunningham Hall, Room 767B, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.229.5784</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eoim@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Asian women were reported to have lower incidence rate of breast cancer compared with other ethnic groups. However, they were also reported to be less likely to participate in breast cancer screening tests (BCST), and cultural factors were pointed out to be significant factors influencing their participation in BCST. To ultimately promote early detection of breast cancer among the population, it is imperative to know the factors influencing their participation in BCST. The purpose of the study was to explore participation in breast cancer screening tests (BCST) of an Asian group-Korean women-and other mediating factors influencing their participation. As theoretical frameworks to guide the research process, feminist approach and Breast Cancer Screening Model (BCSM) were used. The study included quantitative and qualitative phases. Here, only the quantitative phase is presented. For the quantitative phase, 336 Korean women without any diagnosed disease aged 40-60 years who could read and write Korean, and were working in Dong-Dae-Moon Market in Seoul, Korea were recruited through a health center in Seoul, Korea. Questionnaires including seven questions on six demographic characteristics, three questions on participation in BCST, and a modified Breast Cancer Screening Questionnaire (BCSQ) were self-administered. The findings indicated lower participation rate in BCST among Korean women compared with other ethnic groups reported in previous studies. Several reasons for the low participation rate were suggested: (a) lack of knowledge and skills, (b) lack of available resources, and (c) lack of recognition about the benefits of BCST. The findings strongly support that, to increase Asian women's participation in BCST, basic knowledge and skills related to BCST, cultural impacts on the women's participation in BCST, and financial issues related to BCST should be incorporated in nursing care for Asian women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:06:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:06:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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