Cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices (KABP) of disadvantaged women in the South Bronx Journal Article


Authors: Carter, J.; Park, E. R.; Moadel, A.; Cleary, S. D.; Morgan, C.
Article Title: Cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices (KABP) of disadvantaged women in the South Bronx
Abstract: Background. This study assessed cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices (KABP) among 1,280 African American and Hispanic women. Methods. A written self-report KABP survey was administered. Results. Most women reported using breast self-examination (BSE), clinical breast examination (CBE), and mammography, but only 66% had had Pap tests in the preceding year. Group comparisons revealed significant differences for cancer and disease beliefs between the Black and the Hispanic women. Less knowledge about screening significantly predicted underutilization of Pap testing (OR = 2.71, CI 2.02, 3.63), BSE (OR = 1.63, CI 1.63, 2.13), and CBE (OR = 1.66, CI 1.27, 2.18). Conclusions. KABP surveys were important in developing cancer interventions.
Keywords: adult; aged; middle aged; major clinical study; breast cancer; logistic models; attitude to health; mass screening; breast neoplasms; risk assessment; self report; questionnaires; genital neoplasms, female; data collection; mammography; probability; new york city; chi-square distribution; cancer epidemiology; health knowledge, attitudes, practice; african americans; patient attitude; urban population; vaginal smears; hispanic americans; ethnology; minority group; poverty; breast self-examination; humans; human; female; priority journal; article
Journal Title: Journal of Cancer Education
Volume: 17
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0885-8195
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2002-01-01
Start Page: 142
End Page: 149
Language: English
PUBMED: 12243219
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1080/08858190209528822
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Notes: Export Date: 14 November 2014 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Jeanne Carter
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