publication . Article . 2014

Perceptions of Breast Cancer Screening in Older Chinese Women: A Meta-Ethnography

Banning, M; Shia, N;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Pharma Publisher Ltd.
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In Eastern Asia, as the incidence of breast cancer continues to increase yet compliance with breast cancer screening in older Chinese women who are at risk of early stage breast cancer is poor. This meta-ethnography explored breast cancer awareness, attitudes and breast screening behaviour in older Chinese women. Nine qualitative studies were appraised using CASP tools. Many Chinese women believed that illness is preordained, therefore mammography was a futile exercise. Older Chinese women held erroneous views of breast cancer, and believed that if they developed this form of cancer they would hide the disease from their family due to perceptions of bad luck and...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: skin and connective tissue diseases
free text keywords: Chinese women, Breast cancer, Breast cancer screening, Culture, Traditions, Fatalism, Compliance, Modesty
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