Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Cancer-related Health Behaviors and College Students: Cancer Threat, Family Communication, and Demographic Factors

Buy Article:

$39.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Objective: Our objective was to examine the relationships among cancer threat, cancer-related communication, race (ie, black, white), and sex regarding cancer risk and preventive behaviors in college students. Methods: A convenience sample (N = 249) was recruited from a Midwest university and data were collected through an online survey. Results: Multiple regression analyses indicated that women reported greater sunscreen use than men, black students who viewed cancer as a severe disease engaged in higher risky sexual behaviors than those who viewed cancer as a less severe disease, and family communication about cancer was associated with breast and testicular self-screening behaviors. Conclusions: Race may be an interacting factor with regard to cancer risk behaviors and cancer-related communication could be a possible area for outreach/education.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2018

More about this publication?
  • Health Behavior and Policy Review is a rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly bi-monthly publication that seeks manuscripts on health behavior or policy topics that represent original research, including papers that examine the development, advocacy, implementation, or evaluation of policies around specific health issues. The Review especially welcomes papers that tie together health behavior and policy recommendations. Articles are available through subscription or can be ordered individually from the Health Behavior and Policy Review site.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Associate Editors
  • Institutional Subscription
  • PDF Policy
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more