Cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices (KABP) of disadvantaged women in the South Bronx

Jeanne Carter, Elyse R. Park, Alyson Moadel, Sean D. Cleary, Carole Morgan

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Abstract

Background. This study assessed cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices (KABP) among 1,280 African American and Hispanic women. Methods. A written self-report KABP survey was administered. Results. Most women reported using breast self-examination (BSE), clinical breast examination (CBE), and mammography, but only 66% had had Pap tests in the preceding year. Group comparisons revealed significant differences for cancer and disease beliefs between the Black and the Hispanic women. Less knowledge about screening significantly predicted underutilization of Pap testing (OR = 2.71, CI 2.02, 3.63), BSE (OR = 1.63, CI 1.63, 2.13), and CBE (OR = 1.66, CI 1.27, 2.18). Conclusions. KABP surveys were important in developing cancer interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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