Korean American Women and Mammogram Uptake
- Author(s): Lee, EE
- Nandy, K
- Szalacha, L
- Park, HJ
- Oh, KM
- Lee, J
- Menon, U
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-015-0164-6
© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. A high percentage of Korean American (KA) women have never had a mammogram, which puts them at greater risk for late-stage breast cancer. The aim of this study was to compare health beliefs and spousal support about breast cancer and screening between KA women with and without a history of mammogram completion. Cross-sectional data were obtained from 428 non-adherent married KA women. KA women who never had a mammogram were younger, had less access to health care, had less knowledge, and had lower perceived self-efficacy, benefits, and spousal support, and higher perceived barriers to breast cancer screening compared to women who had had a mammogram. Assessing differing characteristics between the two groups of KA women may lead to a better understanding of the variables influencing mammography screening in this population and possibly increase early screening.
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