Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening among Diverse Cultural Groups in Melbourne, Australia
Jonathan O'Hara, Crystal McPhee, Sarity Dodson, Annie Cooper, Carol Wildey, Melanie Hawkins, Alexandra Fulton, Vicki Pridmore, Victoria Cuevas, Mathew Scanlon, Patricia M Livingston, Richard H Osborne, Alison Beauchamp
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2018
This study explored the association between health literacy, barriers to breast cancer screening, and breast screening participation for women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. English-, Arabic- and Italian-speaking women (n = 317) between the ages of 50 to 74 in North West Melbourne, Australia were recruited to complete a survey exploring health literacy, barriers to breast cancer screening, and self-reported screening participation. A total of 219 women (69%) reported having a breast screen within the past two years. Results revealed that health literacy was not associated with screening participation. Instead, emotional barriers were a significant factor in th..View full abstract
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Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship
Awarded by NHMRC MRFF TRIP fellowship
This study was commissioned by BreastScreen Victoria through the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria). Richard Osborne was funded in part by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship # APP1059122. Alison Beauchamp is funded in part by a NHMRC MRFF TRIP fellowship # APP1150745. The authors would like to thank BreastScreen Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria), all members of the Consumer Advisory Group, all members of the Project Management Group, and all of the participants throughout North West Melbourne for their time and support.