There has been very little research exploring the relationships among perceptions of, and concern about, getting breast cancer and interest in genetic testing for breast cancer among African-American women with and without a family history of breast cancer.
This study explored these issues among 130 and 136 African-American women with and without a family history of breast cancer, respectively.
Women with a family history reported having greater perceived breast cancer risks and concerns than women without a family history of breast cancer.
Knowledge of breast cancer risk factors was very poor and correlated weakly with perceptions of risk and concern.
In attributional analyses, acknowledging one's family history status was the strongest predictor of perceived risk only among women with a family history.
Women with a family history of breast cancer expressed greater interest in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility than women without a family history, although interest in testing was high overall.
Increasing perceptions of breast cancer risks and concerns were related to a greater interest in genetic testing, and this relationship was not moderated by family history status.
Attributions of risk and knowledge of breast cancer risk factors generally were not related to interest in testing. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Autoperception, Risque, Exploration, Génétique, Epidémiologie, Comportement, Enquête opinion, Prédiction, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Africain, Glande mammaire pathologie, Perception sociale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Self perception, Risk, Exploration, Genetics, Epidemiology, Behavior, Opinion inquiry, Prediction, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, African, Mammary gland diseases, Social perception
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0413216
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 22/03/2000.