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Asian and Hispanic americans' cancer fatalism and colon cancer screening.
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PMID:  23026095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To explore fatalistic attributions of colon cancer development among Asian and Hispanic Americans in comparison with non-Hispanic whites; also to examine the impacts of fatalism on adherence to the colon cancer screening guideline.
METHODS: For the analysis, the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey data were employed.
RESULTS: Both Asian and Hispanic Americans were more likely to make fatalistic attribution and were less likely to follow the guideline than whites. Particularly for Asians, fatalism was a significant predictor for not adhering to the guideline.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings emphasize the need for cultural interventions to disrupt fatalistic attitudes towards colon cancer preventions.
Authors:
Jungmi Jun; Kyeung Mi Oh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Communication Studies, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, USA. jungmi.jun@uni.edu.
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