Screening and early detection among racial and ethnic minority women

Semin Oncol Nurs. 2001 Aug;17(3):159-70. doi: 10.1053/sonu.2001.25945.


Objectives: To highlight sociocultural factors reported to influence and strategies to promote breast and cervical cancer screening and early detection behaviors of racial and ethnic minority women.

Data sources: Published articles, book chapters, and reports.

Conclusions: The most successful strategies for promoting screening and early detection among racial and ethnic minority women are collaborative and include approaches that are culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Nursing implications: Intercultural and intracultural differences in racial and ethnic minority women challenge nurses to explore strategies that focus on the health care provider, the health care delivery system, and the individual woman within the context of the woman's culture.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / ethnology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / nursing
  • Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Cultural Diversity*
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening* / methods
  • Oncology Nursing
  • United States
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / ethnology*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / nursing
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Women's Health