A value-based approach to increase breast cancer screening and health-directed behaviors among American Indian women

Marlene M. Von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Linda Navarro, Sandra L. Taylor

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Abstract

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women have the lowest cancer-screening rate of any ethnic or racial group; AI/AN women in all regions are less likely than non-Hispanic white women to be diagnosed with localized breast cancer; and those AI/AN women presenting with breast cancer have the lowest 5-year survival rate compared to other ethnic groups. This study found that cultural beliefs are more of a factor in mammography screening behavior than other barriers such as access; and that a more holistic educational intervention designed by AI/AN women prompted individual intent and actions to seek mammograms among AI/AN women >40 and to change unhealthy eating and sedentary lifestyles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-587
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

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North American Indians
Early Detection of Cancer
Breast Neoplasms
Health
Sedentary Lifestyle
Mammography
Ethnic Groups
Survival Rate
Eating
Alaska Natives

Keywords

  • American Indian
  • Breast cancer
  • Cultural barriers to screening
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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A value-based approach to increase breast cancer screening and health-directed behaviors among American Indian women. / Von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Marlene M.; Navarro, Linda; Taylor, Sandra L.

In: Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 25, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 582-587.

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Von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Marlene M. ; Navarro, Linda ; Taylor, Sandra L. / A value-based approach to increase breast cancer screening and health-directed behaviors among American Indian women. In: Journal of Cancer Education. 2010 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 582-587.
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