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Cancer beliefs in ethnic minority populations: a review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies

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Abstract


  • People from ethnic minorities often experience poorer cancer outcomes, possibly due

    to later presentation to healthcare and later diagnosis. We aimed to identify common

    cancer beliefs in minority populations in developed countries, which can affect symptom

    appraisal and help seeking for symptomatic cancer. Our systematic review found

    15 relevant qualitative studies, located in the United Kingdom (six), United States

    (five), Australia (two) and Canada (two) of African, African-American,

    Asian, Arabic,

    Hispanic and Latino minority groups. We conducted a meta-synthesis

    that found specific

    emotional reactions to cancer, knowledge and beliefs and interactions with

    healthcare services as contributing factors in help seeking for a cancer diagnosis.

    These findings may be useful to inform the development of interventions to facilitate

    cancer diagnosis in minority populations.

Authors


  •   Licqurish, Sharon (external author)
  •   Phillipson, Lyn J.
  •   Chiang, Peggy (external author)
  •   Walker, Jennifer (external author)
  •   Walter, Fiona (external author)
  •   Emery, Jon (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Licqurish, S., Phillipson, L., Chiang, P., Walker, J., Walter, F. & Emery, J. (2017). Cancer beliefs in ethnic minority populations: a review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26 (1), e12556-1-e12556-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84981312072

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/sspapers/article/3654/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2652

Start Page


  • e12556-1

End Page


  • e12556-13

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • People from ethnic minorities often experience poorer cancer outcomes, possibly due

    to later presentation to healthcare and later diagnosis. We aimed to identify common

    cancer beliefs in minority populations in developed countries, which can affect symptom

    appraisal and help seeking for symptomatic cancer. Our systematic review found

    15 relevant qualitative studies, located in the United Kingdom (six), United States

    (five), Australia (two) and Canada (two) of African, African-American,

    Asian, Arabic,

    Hispanic and Latino minority groups. We conducted a meta-synthesis

    that found specific

    emotional reactions to cancer, knowledge and beliefs and interactions with

    healthcare services as contributing factors in help seeking for a cancer diagnosis.

    These findings may be useful to inform the development of interventions to facilitate

    cancer diagnosis in minority populations.

Authors


  •   Licqurish, Sharon (external author)
  •   Phillipson, Lyn J.
  •   Chiang, Peggy (external author)
  •   Walker, Jennifer (external author)
  •   Walter, Fiona (external author)
  •   Emery, Jon (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Licqurish, S., Phillipson, L., Chiang, P., Walker, J., Walter, F. & Emery, J. (2017). Cancer beliefs in ethnic minority populations: a review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26 (1), e12556-1-e12556-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84981312072

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/sspapers/article/3654/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2652

Start Page


  • e12556-1

End Page


  • e12556-13

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom