Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Breast-health screening perceptions of Chinese Canadian immigrant women aged 30 to 69
by Sin, Fung Kuen Heidi, D.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2013, 244; 3574898
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore and describe the perceptions of breast-health screening among Chinese Canadian immigrant females, aged 30 to 69 and barriers that prevented them from having breast-health screening. Fifteen in-depth interviews and two focus groups of six Chinese Canadian immigrant women were conducted. The study was aided by NVivo 9 software in coding process, six themes were identified. The findings revealed Chinese Canadian immigrant women were influenced by the Chinese cultural beliefs and practices rather than practicing screening for prevention of diseases. Majority of the participants were aware of the impact of breast cancer, benefits of screening but not aware of the screening program. The findings provided policymakers, health care leaders, and officials of public health units evidence-based information to address low participation rates in breast-health screening among Chinese Canadian immigrant females. Recommended strategies to promote breast-health screening included culturally sensitive linguistic educational programs, recommendations by physicians, extension of the operating hours of breast-health screening clinics, and community-based outreach educational program.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Talbert, Patricia
Commitee: Enslin, Chris, Underdahl, Louise
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Advanced Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 75/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Womens studies, Public health, Ethnic studies, Oncology
Keywords: Breast cancer, Cancer screening, Case study, Chinese-Canadian, Health belief model, Women immigrants
Publication Number: 3574898
ISBN: 9781303520679
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