Family Support and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Urban African Americans

Kelly Brittain, Jacquelyn Taylor, Carol Loveland-Cherry, Laurel Northouse, Cleopatra H. Caldwell

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Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among African Americans. Less than 50% of African Americans have had CRC screening. This study examined the relationships between family support and influence, cultural identity, CRC beliefs, and a screening informed decision among 129 urban African Americans. Family support (P <.01) significantly predicted CRC beliefs and CRC beliefs significantly predicted informed decision (P < .01). Based on study results, practitioners should routinely assess family support and CRC beliefs with African Americans patients. This may improve patient-provider shared decision-making satisfaction and CRC screening adherence among African American patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-527
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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Keywords

  • African Americans
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Decision making
  • Family support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Family Support and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Urban African Americans. / Brittain, Kelly; Taylor, Jacquelyn; Loveland-Cherry, Carol; Northouse, Laurel; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 8, No. 7, 01.07.2012, p. 522-527.

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Brittain, Kelly ; Taylor, Jacquelyn ; Loveland-Cherry, Carol ; Northouse, Laurel ; Caldwell, Cleopatra H. / Family Support and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Urban African Americans. In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 7. pp. 522-527.
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