Are We So Different? A Look at the Influence of Culture on Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors in Nigeria

Date 02/17/16 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenter(s) Presented by Reni Bilikisu Elewonibi, Graduate Student, Health Policy and Administration and Demography Program, Penn State
Location Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, Penn State
Event URL https://icik.libraries.psu.edu/node/403
Description

For the success of any public health intervention, understanding why people do or do not use health resources is important. This project used a cultural health promotion framework to identify indigenous knowledge related to beliefs about breast cancer screening in Lagos, Nigeria. Interviews provided insight into social and cultural barriers that influence screening decisions.

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