The influence of acculturation and breast cancer-specific distress on perceived barriers to genetic testing for breast cancer among women of African descent.

@article{Sussner2009TheIO,
  title={The influence of acculturation and breast cancer-specific distress on perceived barriers to genetic testing for breast cancer among women of African descent.},
  author={Katarina M. Sussner and Hayley S. Thompson and Lina Jandorf and Tiffany A. Edwards and Andrea Forman and Karen L. Brown and Nidhi Kapil-Pair and Dana Howard Bovbjerg and Marc D. Schwartz and Heiddis B. Valdimarsdottir},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={945-55}
}
OBJECTIVE Rising health disparities are increasingly evident in relation to use of genetic services (including genetic counseling and testing) for breast cancer risk, with women of African descent less likely to use genetic services compared with Whites. Meanwhile, little is known regarding potential within-group acculturation and psychological differences underlying perceived barriers to genetic testing among women of African descent. METHODS Hypothesized contributions of acculturation… CONTINUE READING

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