Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effects of cultural and linguistic differences in breast cancer screening behaviors among elderly Latina women
by Ortega, Rafaela, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 56; 1517753
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the cultural and linguistic differences in breast cancer screening behaviors among the aging Hispanic/Latino female population. This study was conducted using data relating to breast cancer screening behaviors among women in the 2009 California Health Interview Survey: Older Adult Survey.

Results revealed that age and visiting a doctor within the past 12 months had significant associations with mammography utilization amongst Latina women. This study further found that there were significant relationships between income, country of birth, language spoken at home, usual source of care, and having a doctor examine breasts for breast cancer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Gerontology, Social work, Hispanic American studies, Oncology
Keywords:
Publication Number: 1517753
ISBN: 978-1-267-47380-6
Copyright © 2019 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy
ProQuest