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Barriers to breast cancer screening among diverse cultural groups in Melbourne, Australia

O'Hara, Jonathan, Mcphee, Crystal, Dodson, Sarity, Cooper, Annie, Wildey, Carol, Hawkins, Melanie, Fulton, Alexandra, Pridmore, Vicki, Cuevas, Victoria, Scanlon, Mathew, Livingston, Patricia M, Osborne, Richard H and Beauchamp, Alison 2018, Barriers to breast cancer screening among diverse cultural groups in Melbourne, Australia, International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081677.

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Title Barriers to breast cancer screening among diverse cultural groups in Melbourne, Australia
Author(s) O'Hara, Jonathan
Mcphee, CrystalORCID iD for Mcphee, Crystal orcid.org/0000-0003-4192-4325
Dodson, Sarity
Cooper, Annie
Wildey, CarolORCID iD for Wildey, Carol orcid.org/0000-0003-3007-2470
Hawkins, MelanieORCID iD for Hawkins, Melanie orcid.org/0000-0001-5704-0490
Fulton, Alexandra
Pridmore, Vicki
Cuevas, Victoria
Scanlon, Mathew
Livingston, Patricia MORCID iD for Livingston, Patricia M orcid.org/0000-0001-6616-3839
Osborne, Richard HORCID iD for Osborne, Richard H orcid.org/0000-0002-9081-2699
Beauchamp, AlisonORCID iD for Beauchamp, Alison orcid.org/0000-0001-6555-6200
Journal name International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume number 15
Issue number 8
Article ID 1677
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2018-08-07
ISSN 1661-7827
Keyword(s) health literacy
HLQ
breast cancer
breast cancer screening
mammography
Italian
Arabic
CALD
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
environmental sciences
public, environmental & occupational health
environmental sciences & ecology
Summary This study explored the association between health literacy, barriers to breast cancer screening, and breast screening participation for women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. English-, Arabic- and Italian-speaking women (n = 317) between the ages of 50 to 74 in North West Melbourne, Australia were recruited to complete a survey exploring health literacy, barriers to breast cancer screening, and self-reported screening participation. A total of 219 women (69%) reported having a breast screen within the past two years. Results revealed that health literacy was not associated with screening participation. Instead, emotional barriers were a significant factor in the self-reported uptake of screening. Three health literacy domains were related to lower emotional breast screening barriers, feeling understood and supported by healthcare providers, social support for health and understanding health information well enough to know what to do. Compared with English- and Italian-speaking women, Arabic-speaking women reported more emotional barriers to screening and greater challenges in understanding health information well enough to know what to do. Interventions that can improve breast screening participation rates should aim to reduce emotional barriers to breast screening, particularly for Arabic-speaking women.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/ijerph15081677
Field of Research MD Multidisciplinary
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2018, the authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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