Faculty Publications

Title

Understanding breast cancer screening behaviors of Korean American women in sociocultural contexts

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Asian immigrants, breast cancer screening, culture, health care, Korean Americans, women

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Social Work in Health Care

Volume

56

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

63

Abstract

This study examines the breast cancer screening behaviors of Korean American women focusing on their cultural beliefs and access to health care. A total of 111 Korean American women participated in the cross-sectional survey research. Korean American women who felt embarrassed about breast cancer screenings were less likely to have received clinical breast exams or mammograms. Implications to culturally competent social work practice in promoting their breast cancer screening behaviors are discussed.

Original Publication Date

1-2-2017

DOI of published version

10.1080/00981389.2016.1244138

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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