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

Janelle Menard, Erin Kobetz, Jennifer Cudris Maldonado, Betsy Barton, Jenny Blanco, Joshua Diem

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Previous research has not examined barriers to Pap test 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 sociocultural. 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)602-608
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010



  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Disparities
  • Little Haiti, Miami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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