|Title||Psychosocial correlates of cervical cancer screening among older Hispanic women|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Cadet, TJ, Stewart, K, Howard, T|
|Journal||Social Work in Health Care|
|Keywords||Cancer screenings, Hispanics, Older Adults, Women and Minorities|
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.
|Short Title||Social Work in Health Care|