Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago

Nilda Peragallo, Melinda L. Alba, Berenice Tow

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Previous studies have determined that Latino women, especially Mexican women, have the lowest rates of cancer-screening practices of any racial and ethnic group in the United States (L. S. Caplan, B. L. Wells, & S. Haynes, 1992; L. C. Harlan, A. B. Bernstein, & L. G. Kessler, 1991). The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify factors associated with irregular Papanicolaou (Pap) screening among Latino women. The convenience sample consisted of 111 Mexican and Puerto Rican women ages 40 and older, recruited through two inner-city clinics, located in two major Latino communities in Chicago. The women were interviewed face-to-face by trained bilingual interviewers, using a structured questionnaire. Mexican ethnicity and older age were found to be associated with irregular cervical cancer-screening practices. These results suggest that interventions need to be developed for educating Latino women about the purpose and importance of Pap test-screening practices. Further research is needed to examine other barriers that impede these women from using cervical cancer-screening services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Early Detection of Cancer
Hispanic Americans
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Papanicolaou Test
Ethnic Groups
Interviews
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

Peragallo, N., Alba, M. L., & Tow, B. (1997). Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago. Public Health Nursing, 14(4), 251-255.

Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago. / Peragallo, Nilda; Alba, Melinda L.; Tow, Berenice.

In: Public Health Nursing, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.08.1997, p. 251-255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peragallo, N, Alba, ML & Tow, B 1997, 'Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago', Public Health Nursing, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 251-255.
Peragallo N, Alba ML, Tow B. Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago. Public Health Nursing. 1997 Aug 1;14(4):251-255.
Peragallo, Nilda ; Alba, Melinda L. ; Tow, Berenice. / Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago. In: Public Health Nursing. 1997 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 251-255.
@article{d521415ee61f40c8bbd22ace65e162c0,
title = "Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago",
abstract = "Previous studies have determined that Latino women, especially Mexican women, have the lowest rates of cancer-screening practices of any racial and ethnic group in the United States (L. S. Caplan, B. L. Wells, & S. Haynes, 1992; L. C. Harlan, A. B. Bernstein, & L. G. Kessler, 1991). The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify factors associated with irregular Papanicolaou (Pap) screening among Latino women. The convenience sample consisted of 111 Mexican and Puerto Rican women ages 40 and older, recruited through two inner-city clinics, located in two major Latino communities in Chicago. The women were interviewed face-to-face by trained bilingual interviewers, using a structured questionnaire. Mexican ethnicity and older age were found to be associated with irregular cervical cancer-screening practices. These results suggest that interventions need to be developed for educating Latino women about the purpose and importance of Pap test-screening practices. Further research is needed to examine other barriers that impede these women from using cervical cancer-screening services.",
author = "Nilda Peragallo and Alba, {Melinda L.} and Berenice Tow",
year = "1997",
month = "8",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "251--255",
journal = "Public Health Nursing",
issn = "0737-1209",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cervical Cancer Screening Practices among Latino Women in Chicago

AU - Peragallo, Nilda

AU - Alba, Melinda L.

AU - Tow, Berenice

PY - 1997/8/1

Y1 - 1997/8/1

N2 - Previous studies have determined that Latino women, especially Mexican women, have the lowest rates of cancer-screening practices of any racial and ethnic group in the United States (L. S. Caplan, B. L. Wells, & S. Haynes, 1992; L. C. Harlan, A. B. Bernstein, & L. G. Kessler, 1991). The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify factors associated with irregular Papanicolaou (Pap) screening among Latino women. The convenience sample consisted of 111 Mexican and Puerto Rican women ages 40 and older, recruited through two inner-city clinics, located in two major Latino communities in Chicago. The women were interviewed face-to-face by trained bilingual interviewers, using a structured questionnaire. Mexican ethnicity and older age were found to be associated with irregular cervical cancer-screening practices. These results suggest that interventions need to be developed for educating Latino women about the purpose and importance of Pap test-screening practices. Further research is needed to examine other barriers that impede these women from using cervical cancer-screening services.

AB - Previous studies have determined that Latino women, especially Mexican women, have the lowest rates of cancer-screening practices of any racial and ethnic group in the United States (L. S. Caplan, B. L. Wells, & S. Haynes, 1992; L. C. Harlan, A. B. Bernstein, & L. G. Kessler, 1991). The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify factors associated with irregular Papanicolaou (Pap) screening among Latino women. The convenience sample consisted of 111 Mexican and Puerto Rican women ages 40 and older, recruited through two inner-city clinics, located in two major Latino communities in Chicago. The women were interviewed face-to-face by trained bilingual interviewers, using a structured questionnaire. Mexican ethnicity and older age were found to be associated with irregular cervical cancer-screening practices. These results suggest that interventions need to be developed for educating Latino women about the purpose and importance of Pap test-screening practices. Further research is needed to examine other barriers that impede these women from using cervical cancer-screening services.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031204097&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031204097&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 9270290

AN - SCOPUS:0031204097

VL - 14

SP - 251

EP - 255

JO - Public Health Nursing

JF - Public Health Nursing

SN - 0737-1209

IS - 4

ER -