Evaluating a stage model in predicting monolingual spanish-speaking Latinas' cervical cancer screening practices: the role of psychosocial and cultural predictors.

@article{Arredondo2008EvaluatingAS,
  title={Evaluating a stage model in predicting monolingual spanish-speaking Latinas' cervical cancer screening practices: the role of psychosocial and cultural predictors.},
  author={Elva M Arredondo and Kathryn I. Pollak and Philip R. Costanzo},
  journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          791-805
        }
}
The goals of this study are to evaluate (a) the effectiveness of a stage model in predicting Latinas' self-report of obtaining a Pap test and (b) the unique role of psychosocial/cultural factors in predicting progress toward behavior change. One-on-one structured interviews with monolingual Spanish-speaking Latinas (n=190) were conducted. Most participants (85%) intended to obtain a Pap smear within 1 year; therefore, staging women based on intention was not possible. Moreover, results from the… CONTINUE READING

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