Ethnicity and health beliefs with respect to cancer: a critical review of methodology

Br J Cancer Suppl. 1996 Sep;29:S66-72.


This paper considers methodological issues raised by investigations into the relationship between health beliefs with respect to cancer and ethnicity. Because what people will proffer in response to a question about their health beliefs and ethnicity depends amongst other things, on the time and place of asking, and the identity, purpose and methodological approach of the person posing the question, we have focused exclusively on British material; also the practical issues discussed are largely relevant to Britain only.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Culture
  • Ethnicity*
  • Ethnology / methods*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / psychology*