Spousal support in the context of breast cancer screening in Korean American women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159910
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Presentation
Title:
Spousal support in the context of breast cancer screening in Korean American women
Abstract:
Spousal support in the context of breast cancer screening in Korean American women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lee, Eunice, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Contact Address:845 South Damen Avenue, College of Nursing (M/C 802), Room 910, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-996-7973
Co-Authors:E. Lee, L. Fogg, F. Aranda, Y. Cho, F. Kviz, A. Miller, , Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; U. Menon, , Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ;
Korean American (KA) women continue to have one of the lowest mammogram adherence rates compared to white women. KA women's health behaviors are known to be influenced by the context of their family. The purposes of this study are to (1) assess the relationship of spousal support with KA women's mammogram use and; (2) examine differences in perceptions of spousal support between KA wives and husbands. This study was guided by the Family Systems Theory. 457 KA couples in the greater Chicago area were recruited from 50 KA religious organizations, mainly KA churches. Data presented here are from the baseline self-administered survey of a community-based RCT to increase mammogram adherence in KA women. KA women in this study had not had a mammography screening in the preceding year. Data were analyzed by dependent t-tests and bivariate analysis. Korean women were significantly younger, less educated, less likely to be employed, and reported lower levels of income than their husbands. The women were also less likely to seek regular health care than their husbands. They perceived significantly less support from their husbands than their husbands believed they gave to their wives related to mammography screening. However, women were significantly more likely to have had a mammogram or to have formed the intention to have a mammogram within the next 12 months if they and their husbands perceived their husbands as supportive. KA women's past breast cancer screening behavior was significantly related to the couple's perceptions of receiving/providing spousal support. Interventions focusing on increasing spousal support could be effective to promote married KA women's mammography adherence. Acknowledgements: This study was supported by the National Cancer Institute (R01 RCA127650).
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.titleSpousal support in the context of breast cancer screening in Korean American womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159910-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Spousal support in the context of breast cancer screening in 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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Eunice, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Univ. of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">845 South Damen Avenue, College of Nursing (M/C 802), Room 910, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-996-7973</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eclee@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">E. Lee, L. Fogg, F. Aranda, Y. Cho, F. Kviz, A. Miller, , Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; U. Menon, , Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Korean American (KA) women continue to have one of the lowest mammogram adherence rates compared to white women. KA women's health behaviors are known to be influenced by the context of their family. The purposes of this study are to (1) assess the relationship of spousal support with KA women's mammogram use and; (2) examine differences in perceptions of spousal support between KA wives and husbands. This study was guided by the Family Systems Theory. 457 KA couples in the greater Chicago area were recruited from 50 KA religious organizations, mainly KA churches. Data presented here are from the baseline self-administered survey of a community-based RCT to increase mammogram adherence in KA women. KA women in this study had not had a mammography screening in the preceding year. Data were analyzed by dependent t-tests and bivariate analysis. Korean women were significantly younger, less educated, less likely to be employed, and reported lower levels of income than their husbands. The women were also less likely to seek regular health care than their husbands. They perceived significantly less support from their husbands than their husbands believed they gave to their wives related to mammography screening. However, women were significantly more likely to have had a mammogram or to have formed the intention to have a mammogram within the next 12 months if they and their husbands perceived their husbands as supportive. KA women's past breast cancer screening behavior was significantly related to the couple's perceptions of receiving/providing spousal support. Interventions focusing on increasing spousal support could be effective to promote married KA women's mammography adherence. Acknowledgements: This study was supported by the National Cancer Institute (R01 RCA127650).</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:26:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:26:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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