Barriers to breast cancer screening among Haitian immigrant women in Little Haiti, Miami

Erin Kobetz, Janelle Menard, Betsy Barton, Jennifer Cudris Maldonado, Joshua Diem, Pascale Denize Auguste, Larry Pierre

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Previous research has not examined barriers to mammography screening among Haitian immigrant women through their own discourse. Community Health Workers conducted in-depth interviews with Haitian women in Little Haiti, Miami. We used a grounded theory approach to analyze data from the in-depth interviews. Emergent themes coalesced into three core categories of screening barriers: Structural, Psychosocial, and Socio-Cultural. We developed a model of screening barriers to depict the themes within each core category. Screening barriers must be examined and understood from the social contexts in which they are produced in order to create meaningful interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-526
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2010


  • Community health workers
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Disparities in mammography utilization
  • Haitian women
  • In-depth interviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)


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