Barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment among women in Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to explore attitudes and beliefs among major national groups of women resident in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (EAD) in relation to breast cancer screening and treatment. Design: A qualitative study utilizing age and nationality specific focus group discussions and interviews in all parts of EAD. Setting: Study was conducted among women living in various areas of EAD during April-September 2009. Participants: A total of 329 participants divided into four nationality groups and categorized into two functional groups (well women and regular screeners) were included in this study and participated in 46 focus groups and 30 personal interviews. Results: Some differences in beliefs, perceptions and opinions related to stated causes of breast cancer, preferences regarding breast care services, financial considerations, trust in health services and cultural attitudes towards …

WK Sabih, JA Taher, C El Jabari, C Hajat, SM Adib… – Ethnicity & disease, 2012
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Ethnicity & Disease, Inc.
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