Asian and Hispanic Americans' cancer fatalism and colon cancer screening
Asian Americans, Cancer fatalism, Colon cancer screening, Hints, Hispanics
American Journal of Health Behavior
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.
Department of Communication Studies
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DOI of published version
Jun, Jungmi and Oh, Kyeung Mi, "Asian and Hispanic Americans' cancer fatalism and colon cancer screening" (2013). Faculty Publications. 1639.