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Perceived risk of cervical cancer in Appalachian women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23026042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine perceptions of cervical cancer risk in elevated-risk Appalachians.
METHODS: Appalachian women (n=571) completed interviews examining self-regulation model factors relevant to perceived risk of cervical cancer.
RESULTS: Women with good/very good knowledge of cervical cancer, greater worry, and history of sexually transmitted infection had higher odds of rating their perceived risk as somewhat/much higher than did other women. Former smokers, compared to never smokers, had lower risk perceptions.
CONCLUSIONS: Self-regulation model factors are important to understanding perceptions of cervical cancer risk in underserved women. The relationship of smoking and worry to perceived risk may be a target for intervention.
Kimberly M Kelly; Amy K Ferketich; Mack T Ruffin Iv; Cathy Tatum; Electra D Paskett
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  2013-03-08     Revised Date:  2013-09-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  849-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Pharmacy, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, WV, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / psychology
Appalachian Region
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Logistic Models
Medically Underserved Area
Middle Aged
Qualitative Research
Risk Factors
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / ethnology,  etiology*
Young Adult
Grant Support
5P50-CA105632-02/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P30 CA016058/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P50 CA105632/CA/NCI NIH HHS; UL1 TR000090/TR/NCATS NIH HHS

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