Barriers to mammography screening among racial and ethnic minority women

ConclusionsIt was concluded that cultural/immigration-related barriers may be the only barrier type that is unique to racial/ethnic minority women. Thus, designing studies of barriers around race and ethnicity is not always appropriate, and other demographic factors are sometimes a more important focus. The variability in ‘barrier’ definitions, how data were collected and reported, and the appropriateness of closed-ended measures was also examined. This literature may benefit from detailed and strategically designed studies that allow more clear-cut conclusions and better comparison across studies as well as improving closed-ended measures by incorporating insights from investigations using open-ended inquiry.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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