Breast Cancer Literacy and Health Beliefs Related to Breast Cancer Screening among American Indian Women
Social Work in Health Care
The purpose of this article is to examine the health beliefs and literacy about breast cancer and their relationship with breast cancer screening among American Indian (AI) women. Using the Health Belief Model (HBM) and hierarchical logistic regression with data from a sample of 286 AI female adults residing in the Northern Plains, we found that greater awareness of breast cancer screening was linked to breast cancer screening practices. However, perceived barriers, one of the HBM constructs, prevented such screening practices. This study suggested that culturally relevant HBM factors should be targeted when developing culturally sensitive breast cancer prevention efforts.
American Indian women, breast cancer literacy, breast cancer screening, health beliefs
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work
Roh, Soonhee; Burnette, Catherine E.; Lee, Yeon-Shim; Jun, Jung Sim; Lee, Hee Yun; and Lee, Kyoung Hag, "Breast Cancer Literacy and Health Beliefs Related to Breast Cancer Screening among American Indian Women" (2018). Department of Social Work. 37.