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J Cancer Educ. 2008 Jan-Mar;23(1):10-7. doi: 10.1080/08858190701821386.

Promoting breast cancer screening among Chamorro women in Southern California.

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Department of Health Science, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92834-6870, USA. stanjasiri@fullerton.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Asian American and Pacific Islander women represent a significant at-risk population for breast cancer, with their mortality rates rising while rates fall for all other racial groups.

METHODS:

This 3-year study employed a quasi-experimental design to test the influence of an intervention on screening rates among women age 50 years and older in Southern California compared to Northern California.

RESULTS:

Despite significant exposure of women to the educational elements in Southern California, the intervention did not increase women's knowledge, attitudes, or screening behaviors.

CONCLUSIONS:

We discuss several study design and implementation limitations that could have influenced the study's results.

PMID:
18444041
PMCID:
PMC3689549
DOI:
10.1080/08858190701821386
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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