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Psychosocial Factors Related to Cervical Screening among Lumbee Women

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Objective: The present study provides information on factors related to cervical cancer screening among a sample of Lumbee women. Methods: Data for the study were obtained as part of a larger project to increase participation of American Indian women in cervical screening. In-person pre-intervention interviews were conducted with 378 women selected to receive the educational program. Results: The results of the analysis of psychosocial factors associated with recent cervical screening suggested that the cumulative impact of several pre-disposing factors is most predictive of screening. Conclusion: Educational programs for cervical screening will be most effective if they address a variety of psychosocial factors identified through preliminary assessment of the target population.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. 2: Center for Community Science, AMC Cancer Research Center, Denver, CO. 3: Department of Cardiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. 4: Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Publication date: March 1, 1999

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