Breast and cervical cancer screening in Hispanic women: a literature review using the health belief model.

@article{Austin2002BreastAC,
  title={Breast and cervical cancer screening in Hispanic women: a literature review using the health belief model.},
  author={Latoya Austin and Farah Ahmad and Mary Jane McNally and Donna Eileen Stewart},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={122-8}
}
The aim of this study was to review published studies that examined factors influencing breast and cervical cancer screening behavior in Hispanic women, using the Health Belief Model (HBM). MEDLINE and PsycINFO databases and manual search were used to identify articles. Cancer screening barriers common among Hispanic women include fear of cancer, fatalistic views on cancer, linguistic barriers, and culturally based embarrassment. In addition, Hispanic women commonly feel less susceptible to… CONTINUE READING
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