Evaluating the knowledge of breast cancer screening and prevention among Arab-American women in Michigan

Samia Arshad, Karen Patricia Williams, Athur Mabiso, Subhojit Dey, Amr S Soliman

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Abstract

Arab-American women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced staged breast cancer. We analyzed data from 100 women utilizing a breast cancer literacy assessment tool aimed at understanding functional literacy levels about breast-self exams (BSE), clinical breast exams (CBE), and mammograms. The educational program improved women's knowledge of BSE (OR=0.15; 95% CI=0.04, 0.50) and CBE (OR=0.15; 95% CI=0.04, 0.54), more for women with higher education. Consideration of women's educational status is an important factor in planning educational programs to improve knowledge on breast cancer screening and prevention in this minority population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Arab-American women
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Functional cancer literacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Evaluating the knowledge of breast cancer screening and prevention among Arab-American women in Michigan. / Arshad, Samia; Williams, Karen Patricia; Mabiso, Athur; Dey, Subhojit; Soliman, Amr S.

In: Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.03.2011, p. 135-138.

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Arshad, Samia ; Williams, Karen Patricia ; Mabiso, Athur ; Dey, Subhojit ; Soliman, Amr S. / Evaluating the knowledge of breast cancer screening and prevention among Arab-American women in Michigan. In: Journal of Cancer Education. 2011 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 135-138.
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