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Mother-daughter communication about mammography in an Australian sample

Browne, Jessica L. and Chan, Amy Y. C. 2012, Mother-daughter communication about mammography in an Australian sample, Journal of family communication, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 129-150, doi: 10.1080/15267431.2011.561144.

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Title Mother-daughter communication about mammography in an Australian sample
Author(s) Browne, Jessica L.ORCID iD for Browne, Jessica L. orcid.org/0000-0001-7294-8114
Chan, Amy Y. C.
Journal name Journal of family communication
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 129
End page 150
Total pages 23
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1526-7431
Summary Breast cancer is a significant health problem for aging women. Despite constant efforts to promote mammography in Australia to facilitate early detection, screening rates through the national mammography screening service remain at just 57%. Based on a theoretical rationale informed by Family Communication Patterns theory, the current study used semi-structured interviews with Australian mother-daughter dyads (N = 8) to examine their health communication, with a view to exploring the potential for daughters to deliver mammography promotion messages to their mothers. Consistent with results of previous studies conducted in different cultural contexts, the Australian mothers and daughters in this sample frequently communicated about health topics. Daughters were a source of information and influence for their mother's health decision making. The delivery of mammography promotion messages to the mother by the daughter may be most successful for dyads that value bidirectional conversation. Aspects of the Australian culture may facilitate the success of this strategy.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15267431.2011.561144
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051845

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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