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Abstract

Objectives: To describe knowledge of and barriers to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening by sex and geography among Latino adults in Pennsylvania. Methods: Eighty-two Latinos <50 years old engaged in one of 8 focus groups. Focus groups consisted of 4 components. Focus group data were audiotaped, transcribed, and grouped into thematic units using content analysis. Results: We found significant differences in the reported barriers to CRC screenings by sex and geography. Identified barriers were placed into 5 domains: (1) physical environment, (2) structural, (3) sociocultural, (4) individual level, and (5) physician related. Conclusions: A targeted approach for CRC screening among Latinos may be better than the nontargeted approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-167
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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