TITLE

Filipina American women's breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and screening behaviors

AUTHOR(S)
Ko, Celine M.; Sadler, Georgia Robins; Ryujin, Lisa; Dong, Adam
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2003, Vol. 3, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Filipino Americans are the fastest growing Asian minority group in the United States. There is limited knowledge about their breast cancer knowledge, screening practices and attitudes. Methods: As part of the evaluation of the Asian Grocery Store-Based Cancer Education Program, 248 Filipino American women completed baseline and follow-up surveys, while an additional 58 took part in focus groups. Results: Compliance with annual clinical breast exam guidelines among women 40 to 49 years old was 43%, and annual mammography use among women 50 and over was 56%. The Asian Grocery Store-Based Cancer Education Program and complementary focus group study identified multiple barriers that hindered women from attending education programs, with time as the most frequently reported barrier. Conclusion: The Asian Grocery Store-Based Cancer Education Program was reported to be a culturally acceptable and effective way of disseminating breast cancer information and one that addressed the women's most frequently reported barrier, lack of time.
ACCESSION #
29973756

 

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