Faculty Publications

Title

Effectiveness of an Ongoing, Community-Based Breast Cancer Prevention Program for Korean American Women

Document Type

Article

Keywords

breast cancer, Korean American women, prevention program

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Health and Social Work

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

51

Last Page

59

Abstract

The study evaluates the effectiveness of an ongoing, community-based breast cancer prevention program offered by a local social services agency in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Korean American women who participated in this breast cancer prevention program were compared with those who did not participate in their knowledge, attitude, and screening behaviors. The study found that the intervention group was more knowledgeable on breast cancer and related services and reported more positive attitudes toward breast cancer screening services than the comparison group. The participants in the intervention group were also more likely to plan to receive a mammogram than those in the comparison group. However, significant differences were not observed in the two groups in their intention to receive a clinical breast examination. The study findings suggest that an ongoing, community-based breast cancer prevention program can be an effective method of addressing breast cancer prevention disparities observed among Korean American women.

Original Publication Date

2-24-2014

DOI of published version

10.1093/hsw/hlv086

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