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ERIC Number: EJ1049651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Colorectal Cancer Screening among Latinos in Three Communities on the Texas-Mexico Border
Fernández, María E.; Savas, Lara S.; Wilson, Katherine M.; Byrd, Theresa L.; Atkinson, John; Torres-Vigil, Isabel; Vernon, Sally W.
Health Education & Behavior, v42 n1 p16-25 Feb 2015
Objective: To assess colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) prevalence and psychosocial correlates of CRCS among Latinos in South Texas. Method: Using multivariable analyses, we examined the association of perceived susceptibility, self-efficacy, pros and cons, subjective norms, knowledge and fatalism on CRCS among 544 Latinos (50 years and older). Results: In this socioeconomically disadvantaged population, 40% had never heard of any CRCS test, only 34% reported ever completing any type of CRCS, and only 25% were adherent to CRCS guidelines. Insurance status, gender, perceived cons, CRCS self-efficacy, and CRCS norms were significantly associated with CRCS. Conclusion: CRCS interventions in this population should focus on improving access, increasing self-efficacy and perceived norms, and decreasing negative perceptions of CRCS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS); National Cancer Institute (NCI) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: CDC PRC SIP 202U48 CCU60009653; CDC PRC SIP 1604U48 CCU6009653; 2 R25 CA57712; 5K01CA15178504