This study examined 500 economically disadvantaged females'perceptions and screening practices regarding breast cancer.
The vast majority of respondents did not identify themselves, or economically disadvantaged women in general, as more susceptible to breast cancer.
Those who were the most knowledgeable about breast cancer were significantly more likely than the least knowledgeable to perceive themselves as more susceptible to breast cancer, to perceive breast cancer as less severe, to perceive fewer barriers, and to perceive more benefits to screening for breast cancer.
Fifty-four percent of the women claimed they had previously had a mammogram.
A series of t-tests were conducted to see if breast cancer knowledge or health beliefs would discriminate between those who had and those who had not had a mammogram.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Vécu corporel, Dépistage, Pauvreté, Analyse statistique, Homme, Femelle, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Body experience, Medical screening, Poverty, Statistical analysis, Human, Female, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0176174
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.