Early detection is critical to surviving breast and cervical cancer. Unfortunately, Latin American (Latino) women in the United States are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of cancer and have poorer rates of repeat screenings when compared to non-Latino White (Anglo) women. One factor identified through research that negatively affect continuity of cancer screening is perceived mistreatment. Guided by Betancourt’s integrative model of culture, psychology and behavior, the current project proposes guidelines for developing culturally informed interventions with healthcare professionals that take into account the socially shared values, beliefs and norms that negatively impact breast and cervical cancer screening. These guidelines and proposed interventions utilize a bottom up approach and are based on recent research dealing with cultural factors found to influence cancer screening among Anglo and Latino women in Southern California (Betancourt, Flynn, Riggs & Garberoglio, 2010; Betancourt, Flynn, & Ormseth, 2011). It is expected that the development and implementation of such interventions with health care professionals would increase rates of cancer screening continuity of care among culturally diverse patients.
School of Behavioral Health
Flynn, Patricia M.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Delivery of Health Care; Attitude of Health Personnel; Health Behavior; Cultural Diversity; Population Characteristics; Intervention Studies; Needs Assessment; Social Perception
Subject - Local
Breast Cancer; Cervical Cancer; Latino Women; Cancer Screening; Perceived Mistreatment; Socially Shared Values
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Onyemenem, Ifeanyi Anthony, "Guidelines for Culturally Based Interventions with Healthcare Professionals" (2014). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. Paper 244.
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