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dc.titleAttitudes as barriers in breast screening: A prospective study among Singapore women
dc.contributor.authorStraughan, P.T.
dc.contributor.authorSeow, A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-12T06:21:26Z
dc.date.available2011-04-12T06:21:26Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationStraughan, P.T., Seow, A. (2000). Attitudes as barriers in breast screening: A prospective study among Singapore women. Social Science and Medicine 51 (11) : 1695-1703. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00086-1
dc.identifier.issn02779536
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/21264
dc.description.abstractHealth care systems do not exist in isolation, but rather, as part of the larger social and cultural mosaic. In particular, perceived attitudes are major obstacles in health promotion exercises. This problem is especially true for non-white populations where little is known about the prevailing social and cultural perceptions towards western biomedical prescriptions. To further our understanding of Asian women's acceptance of mammograms, three attitudinal indexes are conceptualised, constructed and validated. Data from a prospective survey showed the significance of fatalistic attitudes, perceived barriers and perceived efficacy of early detection in predicting women's acceptance of a free mammogram at the National Breast Screening Project. In addition, findings reinforced the importance of social support from the family in the promotion of breast screening among Asian women. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00086-1
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBreast cancer
dc.subjectMammogram
dc.subjectScreening
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectSocial support
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSOCIOLOGY
dc.contributor.departmentCOMMUNITY,OCCUPATIONAL & FAMILY MEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00086-1
dc.description.sourcetitleSocial Science and Medicine
dc.description.volume51
dc.description.issue11
dc.description.page1695-1703
dc.description.codenSSMDE
dc.identifier.isiut000089840900009
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