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
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Date PublishedFeb-12-2017
ISSN Number0098-1389
KeywordsCancer 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 TitleSocial Work in Health Care
Citation Key8804
PubMed ID27960632