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Using focus groups to understand breast cancer screening beliefs and behaviors among Asian Indian women

Using focus groups to understand breast cancer screening beliefs and behaviors among Asian Indian women

Authors: Tsu-Yin Wu --- Barbara Scheffer --- Corinne Lee Journal: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice ISSN/EISSN: 19254040 19254059 Year: 2012 Volume: 2 Issue: 4 DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v2n4p42 Abstract Background: Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and number one killer of Asian American women. Asian-Indian women living in the U.S. have a higher breast cancer incidence than Asian-Indian women in India and data in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom report that Southern Asian women have shown increasing rates of breast cancer over time. There is limited research on the root causes for under-utilization of breast cancer screening in Asian Indian (AI) women. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices of AI women... Show More
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