publication . Article . 2011

An Investigation Into the Social Context of Low-Income, Urban Black and Latina Women

Rachel C. Shelton; Roberta E. Goldman; Karen M. Emmons; Glorian Sorensen; Jennifer D. Allen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United States
Understanding factors that promote or prevent adherence to recommended health behaviors is essential for developing effective health programs, particularly among lower-income populations who carry a disproportionate burden of disease. We conducted in-depth qualitative interviews (n=64) with low-income Black and Latina women who shared the experience of requiring diagnostic follow-up after having an abnormal screening mammogram. In addition to holding negative and fatalistic cancer-related beliefs, we found that the social context of these women was largely defined by multiple challenges and major life stressors that interfered with their ability to attain health...
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