Published July 10, 2017
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 Work.
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.