|Title||Older Hispanic women and breast cancer screening: Do cultural factors matter?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Cadet, TJ, Bakk, L, Stewart, K, Maramaldi, P|
|Journal||Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work|
|Keywords||Cancer screenings, Hispanics, Women and Minorities|
High morbidity and mortality cancer rates among older minority adults underscores the importance of identifying and addressing health disparities related to age and cultural factors that may influence participation in cancer screening and early detection of disease. Disparities for Hispanic women exist in part due to behavior, including lower participation in cancer screenings. Using data from the 2008 wave of the Health and Retirement Study, this study investigated the relationships among cultural factors, time orientation, and uncertainty avoidance among Hispanic women. Results indicate that time orientation and uncertainty avoidance predicted older Hispanic women’s participation in breast cancer screening services.
|Short Title||Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work|