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dc.contributor.advisorLaird, Lance D.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorCuller, Corinnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHuynh, Hanhen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-23T15:18:54Z
dc.date.available2021-11-23T15:18:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/43395
dc.description.abstractEarly detection and intervention of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer improve cancer survival rates. However, ethnic and minority communities including Vietnamese Americans often delay their cancer screening practices. This study will discuss how the Vietnamese Americans' culture and religion influence health beliefs and health practices, to understand the barriers to health care access in the United States. This study reviewed the literature to present the current barriers to screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. Among the studies evaluated, the strongest predictors of cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans included knowledge of cancer and cancer screening, cultural attitudes, financial and structural challenges. These studies highlight the need for better cancer screening promotion and awareness within ethnic and minority populations, while they also call for improvements in healthcare policies, organizations of institutions, and social conditions in neighborhoods and cities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPublic health educationen_US
dc.titleBarriers to cancer screening among Vietnamese communities in the United Statesen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2021-11-18T23:02:46Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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