The influence of fatalism on self-reported use of Papanicolaou smears.

  title={The influence of fatalism on self-reported use of Papanicolaou smears.},
  author={Leo R. Chavez and F. Allan Hubbell and Shiraz I. Mishra and Robert Burciaga Valdez},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={13 6},
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to examine the demographic and other predictors of fatalistic beliefs among Latinas (Hispanic women) and Anglo (non-Hispanic Caucasian) women and to assess the impact of these beliefs on the use of cervical cancer screening services. METHODS We used ethnographic interviews and a cross-sectional telephone survey in Orange County, California. Our sample included 94 Latinas and 27 Anglo women selected through organization-based network sampling for the ethnographic… CONTINUE READING

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