BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS AMONG WOMEN OF HMONG ORIGIN

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211667
Type:
Research Study
Title:
BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS AMONG WOMEN OF HMONG ORIGIN
Abstract:
Aims: To better understand the barriers and facilitators of cancer screening among Hmong women, we conducted focus groups with women of Hmong origin in California to determine: (1) their concerns surrounding cervical cancer, (2) barriers to cervical cancer screening and (3) interventions that may facilitate cervical cancer screening. Background: Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among Hmong women in California. The Hmong are the least likely to receive screening or treatment for cervical cancer compared to other women in California. As a consequence they experience health inequities and unnecessarily low survivor rates. Methods: We used a community-based participatory approach to conduct focus groups with Hmong women who represented four distinct demographic groups among the Hmong community. Results: Sociocultural barriers to screening included a lack of accurate knowledge about the causes of cervical cancer, language barriers, stigma, fear, lack of time and embarrassment. Structural barriers included attitudes and practices of health care providers, lack of insurance and negative perceptions of services at clinics for the uninsured. Conclusions: The Hmong women described multiple barriers to screening for cervical cancer that require new health care approaches to reduce inequities in cervical cancer outcomes for this population. Implications for Practice: Health care providers may require additional training and increased time per visit to provide culturally sensitive care for refugee groups such as the Hmong. Health-related social marketing efforts aimed at improving health literacy may also help to reduce health inequities related to cancer screening among the Hmong.
Keywords:
Cervical carcinoma; Hmong
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
4762
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleBARRIERS AND FACILITATORS OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS AMONG WOMEN OF HMONG ORIGINen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211667-
dc.description.abstractAims: To better understand the barriers and facilitators of cancer screening among Hmong women, we conducted focus groups with women of Hmong origin in California to determine: (1) their concerns surrounding cervical cancer, (2) barriers to cervical cancer screening and (3) interventions that may facilitate cervical cancer screening. Background: Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among Hmong women in California. The Hmong are the least likely to receive screening or treatment for cervical cancer compared to other women in California. As a consequence they experience health inequities and unnecessarily low survivor rates. Methods: We used a community-based participatory approach to conduct focus groups with Hmong women who represented four distinct demographic groups among the Hmong community. Results: Sociocultural barriers to screening included a lack of accurate knowledge about the causes of cervical cancer, language barriers, stigma, fear, lack of time and embarrassment. Structural barriers included attitudes and practices of health care providers, lack of insurance and negative perceptions of services at clinics for the uninsured. Conclusions: The Hmong women described multiple barriers to screening for cervical cancer that require new health care approaches to reduce inequities in cervical cancer outcomes for this population. Implications for Practice: Health care providers may require additional training and increased time per visit to provide culturally sensitive care for refugee groups such as the Hmong. Health-related social marketing efforts aimed at improving health literacy may also help to reduce health inequities related to cancer screening among the Hmong.en_GB
dc.subjectCervical carcinomaen_GB
dc.subjectHmongen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:07:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:07:19Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:07:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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