Marjorie A Pett

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Disparities in breast cancer outcomes persist among Asian American women. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Chinese American women. This article describes the psychometric evaluation of an instrument measuring knowledge and beliefs related to breast cancer and screening among Chinese American women aged 40 or older. A sample of 100(More)
This study examined whether differences in waist circumference (WC) and pedometer placement (anterior vs. midaxillary vs. posterior) affect the agreement between pedometer and observed steps during treadmill and self-paced walking. Participants included 19 pairs of youth (9- 15-years-old) who were matched for sex, race, and height and stratified by WC (high(More)
This study examined the experiences of 181 middle-aged women who, while raising a family, were also primary care providers for an older demented relative. Results indicated that the caregiver burden depended on the context of the caregiving experience, particularly the relative's place of residence. Employment did not alter responsibilities but did affect(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine beliefs and Pap test utilization among Chinese American women, the largest Asian female population in the United States. RESEARCH APPROACH Cross-sectional descriptive, correlational study. SETTING Metropolitan areas of Portland, OR. PARTICIPANTS 100 foreign-born Chinese women aged 40 years and older. METHODOLOGIC(More)
This pilot study examined test-retest and internal consistency reliabilities of original and modified formats of the Exercise Self-efficacy Scale in college-age women. 30 completed original and modified versions of the scale. Data from both tests, administered 1 wk. apart, were analyzed using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) to assess(More)
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