Cultural and emotional determinants of cervical cancer screening among older Hispanic women

TitleCultural and emotional determinants of cervical cancer screening among older Hispanic women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCadet, TJ, Burke, SL, Stewart, K, Howard, T, Schonberg, M
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume38
Issue12
Pagination1289-1312
ISSN Number0739-9332
KeywordsCancer screenings, Depressive symptoms, Hispanics, Women and Minorities
Abstract

Older adults are at highest risk of cancer and yet have the lowest rates of cancer screening participation. Older minority adults bear the burden of cancer screening disparities leading to late stage cancer diagnoses. This investigation, utilization data from the 2008 wave of the Health and Retirement study examined the cultural and emotional factors thought to influence cervical cancer screening among older Hispanic women. We utilized logistic regression models to conduct the analyses. Findings indicate that the emotional factors were not significant but the cultural factor, time orientation was a significant predictor for older Hispanics' cervical cancer screening behaviors.

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07399332.2017.1364740https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/07399332.2017.1364740
DOI10.1080/07399332.2017.1364740
Short TitleHealth Care for Women International
Citation Key9375
PubMed ID28825525