Mental health and breast cancer screening utilization among older Hispanic women.

TitleMental health and breast cancer screening utilization among older Hispanic women.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCadet, TJ, Berrett-Abebe, J, Stewart, K
JournalJournal of Women & Aging
Volume29
Issue2
Pagination163-172
Date Published2016 Aug 2
ISSN Number1540-7322
KeywordsCancer screenings, Gender Differences, Mental Health, Racial/ethnic differences
Abstract

Considerable racial and ethnic differences exist in the way the burden of cancer is experienced in the United States for older Hispanic women. This study utilized data from the 2008 wave of the Health and Retirement Study to investigate the mental health factors associated with older Hispanic women's participation in breast cancer screening services. Logistic regression models were used. Findings indicated that anxiety and positive affect were associated with a greater likelihood of participating in breast cancer screening. Despite ongoing national conversations, evidence indicates there is agreement that underserved women need to be screened, particularly the older Hispanic population.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27485158
DOI10.1080/08952841.2015.1113726
Alternate JournalJ Women Aging
Citation Key8563
PubMed ID27485158