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Hispanic Women, Breast Cancer Screening and Preferences for Breast Health Information:
Unformatted Document Text:  Breast Cancer Screening 16 Prohibited women are also constrained by various cultural variables, such as familism and taboos. Because culture is an influential variable in these individual’s lives, statistical and dense factual information is not effective. These women benefit from logical information supported by information regarding specific aspects of culture. An effective technique involves combining general breast health information with the concept of family and kinship. For instance, these women prefer “pictures of a family with facts underneath.” Combining the culture with logical and factual information is crucial to prohibited women because discussing breast health and other health concerns traditionally is taboo. Therefore, the gap must be minimized to promote discussion in order to facilitate awareness and understanding of breast health concerns. Proactive Proactive women include women who recognize and understand the importance of breast health. For example, they implement the three-pronged approach to breast screening: BSE, CBE, and mammograms. Actions performed by proactive women materialized two specific character types: proactive individualists and proactive collectivists. Proactive Individualists Action. Proactive individualists are Hispanic women who work past their fears and search for information and practice breast health care. These women recognize the importance of implementing the three-pronged approach to breast cancer screening, while simultaneously incorporating beliefs and family into the process. The three main actions proactive individualists perform are pursuing, incorporating, and implementing. These individuals pursue and attempt to obtain breast health information. For instance, many of these women research through various means. They “read the paper every day [to look for information],” go to the doctor [to get a pamphlet],” “go to meetings [in the community],” or

Authors: DeVargas, Felicia., Sanchez, Christina. and Oetzel, John.
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Breast Cancer Screening 16
Prohibited women are also constrained by various cultural variables, such as familism and
taboos. Because culture is an influential variable in these individual’s lives, statistical and dense
factual information is not effective. These women benefit from logical information supported by
information regarding specific aspects of culture. An effective technique involves combining
general breast health information with the concept of family and kinship. For instance, these
women prefer “pictures of a family with facts underneath.” Combining the culture with logical
and factual information is crucial to prohibited women because discussing breast health and
other health concerns traditionally is taboo. Therefore, the gap must be minimized to promote
discussion in order to facilitate awareness and understanding of breast health concerns.
Proactive
Proactive women include women who recognize and understand the importance of breast
health. For example, they implement the three-pronged approach to breast screening: BSE, CBE,
and mammograms. Actions performed by proactive women materialized two specific character
types: proactive individualists and proactive collectivists.
Proactive Individualists
Action. Proactive individualists are Hispanic women who work past their fears and search
for information and practice breast health care. These women recognize the importance of
implementing the three-pronged approach to breast cancer screening, while simultaneously
incorporating beliefs and family into the process. The three main actions proactive individualists
perform are pursuing, incorporating, and implementing.
These individuals pursue and attempt to obtain breast health information. For instance,
many of these women research through various means. They “read the paper every day [to look
for information],” go to the doctor [to get a pamphlet],” “go to meetings [in the community],” or


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