Congratulations to Assistant Professor Louanne Bakk and
colleagues on the publication of their article, "Older Hispanic
women and breast cancer screening: Do cultural factors matter?," in
the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social
Cadet, T., Bakk, L., & Maramaldi, P.
(2017). Older Hispanic women and breast cancer screening: Do
cultural factors matter? Journal of Ethnic & Cultural
Diversity in Social Work.
High morbidity and mortality cancer rates among older minority
adults underscores the importance of identifying and addressing
health disparities related to age and cultural factors that may
influence participation in cancer screening and early detection of
disease. Disparities for Hispanic women exist in part due to
behavior, including lower participation in cancer screenings. Using
data from the 2008 wave of the Health and Retirement Study, this
study investigated the relationships among cultural factors, time
orientation, and uncertainty avoidance among Hispanic women.
Results indicate that time orientation and uncertainty avoidance
predicted older Hispanic women’s participation in breast
cancer screening services.