Affective and Cognitive Attitudes on Cervical Health Behaviors among Asian American Women

Jongwon Lee, Mauricio Carvallo, Eunice Lee, Jane Chung, Chanam Shin

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Abstract

Cervical cancer is a major cause of death for Vietnamese and Korean American women, yet their screening rates remain low. This study explored factors influencing cervical health behaviors of these populations, using a 2-dimensional model (ie, affect and cognition) of attitude structure approach. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 33 participants. A semantic content analysis was used to identify major codes and themes across the transcripts. Multiple aspects of both negative and positive affect and cognition, which led to 3 different cervical health behaviors (avoidance, ambivalence, and acceptance), emerged from the interviews. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

Keywords

  • affect
  • Asian American
  • attitudes
  • cervical cancer
  • cognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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