Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors of Women of Mexican Descent: A Grounded Theory Approach

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A culturally-based theoretical model about how cultural beliefs about cancer and breast cancer screening techniques influence the screening behaviors of women of Mexican descent was developed using grounded theory. Across levels of acculturation and socioeconomic status, 34 women (49 to 81 years old) were interviewed through focus groups. Women who hold more traditional health beliefs about causes, nature, and responsibility with regard to breast cancer are more likely to "feel healthy" and not engage in breast cancer screening. Women who hold more traditional beliefs about propriety of female and health care provider behavior are more likely to "feel indecent" and ... continued below

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Borrayo, Evelinn A. (Evelinn Arbeth) August 1999.

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A culturally-based theoretical model about how cultural beliefs about cancer and breast cancer screening techniques influence the screening behaviors of women of Mexican descent was developed using grounded theory. Across levels of acculturation and socioeconomic status, 34 women (49 to 81 years old) were interviewed through focus groups. Women who hold more traditional health beliefs about causes, nature, and responsibility with regard to breast cancer are more likely to "feel healthy" and not engage in breast cancer screening. Women who hold more traditional beliefs about propriety of female and health care provider behavior are more likely to "feel indecent" and also not engage in screening. The cultural health belief model is integrated within a sociocultural and a socioeconomic context.

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Borrayo, Evelinn A. (Evelinn Arbeth). Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors of Women of Mexican Descent: A Grounded Theory Approach, dissertation, August 1999; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278174/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .