Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2000

Abstract

Health care systems do not exist in isolation, but rather, as part of the larger social and cultural mosaic. In particular, perceived attitudes are major obstacles in health promotion exercises. This problem is especially true for non-white populations where little is known about the prevailing social and cultural perceptions towards western biomedical prescriptions. To further our understanding of Asian women's acceptance of mammograms, three attitudinal indexes are conceptualised, constructed and validated. Data fi om a prospective survey showed the significance of fatalistic attitudes, perceived barriers and perceived efficacy of early detection in predicting women's acceptance of a free mammogram at the National Breast Screening Project. In addition, findings reinforced the importance of social support from the family in the promotion of breast screening among Asian women. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords

mammogram, breast cancer, social support, Singapore, screening

Discipline

Mental and Social Health | Sociology

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Social Science and Medicine

Volume

51

Issue

11

First Page

1695

Last Page

1703

ISSN

0277-9536

Identifier

10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00086-1

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00086-1

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