Based on a theory of care seeking, the influences of psychosocial variables (anxiety, utility beliefs, norm, and habit) and facilitators (e.g., an identified practitioner) on care-seeking behavior with a breast cancer symptom were examined.
Also, the influences of variables not identified by the theory (e, g., optimism and race) on care-seeking behavior were examined.
Participants were Caucasian (n=64) and African-American women (n=71) with breast symptoms.
Care seeking was measured by the days between symptom detection and contact with the health system.
Habit was associated with promptness, utility beliefs were associated with delay, and anxiety interacted with having an identified practitioner to explain care seeking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Demande thérapeutique, Soin, Angoisse anxiété, Croyance, Norme sociale, Médecin, Etude comparative, Femme, Race, Caucasoïde, Noir américain, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Therapeutical request, Care, Anxiety, Belief, Social norm, Physician, Comparative study, Woman, Race, Caucasoid, Black American, Human, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0082546
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.