Psychosocial correlates of cervical cancer screening among older Hispanic women.

TitlePsychosocial correlates of cervical cancer screening among older Hispanic women.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCadet, TJ, Stewart, K, Howard, T
JournalSoc Work Health Care
Date Published2017 02
ISSN Number1541-034X
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Attitude to Health, Early Detection of Cancer, Female, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Logistic Models, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

Early detection through screening can reduce mortality rates of cervical cancer, and yet Hispanic women who have incidence rates higher than their non-Hispanic White counterparts are least likely to participate in cancer screening initiatives. This study utilized data from the 2008 wave of the Health and Retirement Study to investigate the psychosocial correlates associated with older Hispanic women's participation in cervical cancer screening services. Logistic regression models were used. Findings indicated that greater life satisfaction and religiosity were associated with a greater likelihood of participating in cervical cancer screening. Despite ongoing national conversations, evidence indicates there is agreement that underserved women need to be screened, particularly the older Hispanic population.

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Short TitleSocial Work in Health Care
Alternate JournalSoc Work Health Care
Citation Key8804
PubMed ID27960632
PubMed Central IDPMC5890332
Grant ListR01 CA181357 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States