UC San Diego
Health Locus of Control and Assimilation of Cervical Cancer Information in Deaf Women
- Author(s): Wang, Regina
- Aldridge, Arianna A.
- Malcarne, Vanessa L.
- Choe, Sun
- Branz, Patricia
- Sadler, Georgia Robins
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-010-0053-6
This study assessed the relationship between Deaf women's internal health locus of control (IHLC) and their cervical cancer knowledge acquisition and retention. A blind, randomized trial evaluated Deaf women's (N = 130) baseline cancer knowledge and knowledge gained and retained from an educational intervention, in relation to their IHLC. The Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scales measured baseline IHLC, and a cervical cancer knowledge survey evaluated baseline to post-intervention knowledge change. Women's IHLC did not significantly predict greater cervical cancer knowledge at baseline or over time. IHLC does not appear to be a characteristic that must be considered when creating Deaf women's cancer education programs.
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