A survey was conducted with 409 Hispanic and 138 Anglo women in Tucson, Arizona, to assess their knowledge of breast cancer and cancer screening tests, their attitudes toward breast cancer and cancer screening, and their use of screening tests.
There were few differences between these two groups in use of breast cancer screening tests, with both groups falling well below the recommended levels of screening frequency.
Clinical breast exam was most often used, followed by breast self-exam, with mammography a distant third.
Levels of knowledge about the risks for breast cancer and the ways to detect it were also low.
Comparison with national data show Arizona women to have lower rates of breast cancer screening than the national average; this may be due to the absence of the Medicaid program in Arizona.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Vieillard, Femelle, Connaissance, Attitude, Comportement, Dépistage, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Ethnie, Arizona, Hispanique, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Elderly, Female, Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, Medical screening, Prevention, Health education, Ethnic group, Arizona, Human, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0074108
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.