Title

Using the health belief model for predicting mammography screening behavior among Spanish-speaking Hispanic women of southeastern Florida

ISBN or ISSN

1540-4153

Volume

10

Issue

2

Publication Date / Copyright Date

June 2012

First Page

61

Last Page

69

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI Number

10.1891/1540-4153.10.2.61

Abstract

Mammography screening has been shown to decrease breast cancer mortality. Hispanic women are less likely than Anglo American and African American women to be screened. In this study, the health belief model was tested in predicting mammography screening in Spanish-speaking Hispanic women of Southeastern Florida. Champion's Health Belief Model Scales (CHBMS)-Spanish was administered to a convenience sample of 200 Spanish-speaking Hispanic women, ages 45-75, with no history of breast cancer. The findings suggested that the only construct predictive of having had a mammogram was the perception of barriers. Limitations of this study included the use of a translated instrument and a heterogeneous sample. Future research implications include continued refinement of the translated instrument and recruitment of larger diverse samples.

Disciplines

Nursing

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