UCLA Campus    |   UCLA Health Translate:
UCLA School of NursingNursing reimagined. Nursing redefined.

Research Publications

Colorectal cancer screening: The role of perceived susceptibility, risk and cultural illness beliefs among American Indians.

Hodge, F.S., Maliski, S., Itty, T., and Martinez, F.

PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) disproportionately affects American Indians and is a leading cause of mortality despite being treatable when detected early. METHODS: An explanatory model to guide a CRC screening education media campaign was developed from survey and focus group data collected at three American Indian communities (n = 29) in California. Project data was analyzed using Chi Square, Fisher's Exact Test and thematic analysis. RESULTS: Low perceived susceptibility due to low harm value, cultural illness beliefs, and competing priorities likely lead to poor CRC screening behavior, placing American Indians at high risk for CRC mortality.

Best Nursing Schools