Tsu-Yin Wu, H. Hsieh, Brady T. Asian American women have the lowest mammography screening rate and are often diagnosed at later stages of breast cancer compared with other ethnic groups. This study applied the Transtheoretical Model and examined the relationships between stages of mammography adoption and mammography-related beliefs while controlling for socio-demographic factors.
Do cultural factors predict mammography behavior among Korean immigrants?
Research-Tested Intervention Programs: Program Details
This study explored Arabic, Chinese, South Asian, and Vietnamese immigrant women's experiences with a peer health educator program, a public health program that facilitated access to breast health information and mammography screening. Framed within critical social theory, this participatory action research project took place from July to January Ten focus groups and 14 individual interviews were conducted with 82 immigrant women 40 years of age and older. Qualitative methods were utilized. Thematic content analysis derived from grounded theory and other qualitative literature was employed to analyze data.
Mammography Promotion and Facilitated Appointments Through Community-based Influenza Clinics
Both authors participated in the conceptualization and writing of this article and approved the final version. Mammography screening rates in the United States have remained fairly stable over the past decade, and screening rates remain low for some groups. We examined insights from recent public health research on breast cancer screening to identify promising new approaches to improve screening rates and address persistent health disparities in mammography use. We considered this research in the context of the four strategic directions of the National Prevention Strategy: elimination of health disparities, empowered people, healthy and safe community environments, and clinical and community preventive services.
Strategies for piloting a breast health promotion program in the Chinese-Australian population. Prev Chronic Dis ; We report on the strategies used in a pilot breast health promotion program, Living with Healthy Breasts , aimed at Cantonese-speaking adult immigrant women in Sydney, Australia. The program consisted of a 1-day education session and a 2-hour follow-up session. We used 5 types of strategies commonly used for cultural targeting peripheral, evidential, sociocultural, linguistic, and constituent-involving in a framework of traditional Chinese philosophies Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism to deliver breast health messages to Chinese-Australian immigrant women.