Development of Tailored Intervention to Promote Breast Cancer Screening Among Immigrant Asian Women Residing in the U.S.
Annual rept. 19 Apr 2005-18 Apr 2006
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
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Breast cancer is the leading diagnosed cancer in Asian American women. American women are more likely to receive a diagnosis in the advanced stages of the disease primarily because of late detection. The primary objective of the proposed project is to obtain a better understanding of those factors affecting breast cancer screening BOS practices among Asian women residing in southeastern Michigan. The preliminary findings from the focus groups meetings conducted in 40 women from Taiwan, Korea, Philippines and India showed that there are common and unique barriers toward BOS and these barriers are linked to their cultural background and health care received in their native countries. The information will be used to develop a culturally-sensitive instrument to measure BOS practices and correlates and administered to 188 Asian women. The results of this project contribute to the in-depth understanding of BOS utilization and factors affecting SOS practices in immigrant Asians.
- Medicine and Medical Research