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1. Ice, Unchalee. Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening and perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening programs among Thai immigrant women living in Germany.

Degree: College of Nursing, 2013, University of New Mexico

Since the introduction of national cervical cancer screening in the 1960s, the mortality rates for cervical cancer have decreased significantly in most Western European nations. The countries of the European Union (EU) employ both opportunistic and organized screening programs for cervical cancer using Papanicolaou (Pap) smears as the method of screening. However, data from 2000 showed that Germany, an EU member, had a considerably higher incidence of cervical cancer mortality than did the EU. Study findings in the United States, Australia, and Thailand indicated that participation of Thai women was suboptimal. The extent to which those findings apply to Thai women in other countries is not known. The purpose of this focused ethnographic study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes about cervical cancer among Thai women living in Germany, their health beliefs and practices regarding cervical cancer, their cervical cancer screening practices, and the barriers to participation in cervical cancer screening. The Health Belief Model provided the theoretical guidance for the development of the research questions and the interview guide that was used in the interviews. Data were collected via semistructured interviews with 30 Thai immigrant women and 2 practicing German health care providers. Data were analyzed inductively through the process of immersion and crystallization. Key findings indicated that all participants had heard about cervical cancer screening and described their knowledge of cervical cancer based on personal, traditional, and clinical knowledge. Participants integrated both traditional and modern health beliefs and practices, which influenced their cervical cancer screening practices. Participants offered an array of cervical cancer prevention practices, including having a yearly Pap test. Personal, cultural, and health care system barriers were identified. Age, levels of education, and socioeconomic status did not seem to be factors in participating in screening, whereas having health insurance seemed to increase the likelihood of participation. The findings of this study may assist German health care providers in gaining insight and a more in-depth understanding of the cultural implications and barriers that may prevent Thai women from seeking early screening, thus, having a direct impact on immigrant Thai womens preventative health. Advisors/Committee Members: Mendelson, Cindy, Carlson, Karen, Parshall, Mark, Brooks, Annette.

Subjects/Keywords: Cervical cancer screening; Knowledge; beliefs; attitudes regarding cervical cancer and screening; Thai immigrant women; Thai women living in Germany; Barriers to cervical cancer screening

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APA (6th Edition):

Ice, U. (2013). Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening and perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening programs among Thai immigrant women living in Germany. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of New Mexico. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1928/22044

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ice, Unchalee. “Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening and perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening programs among Thai immigrant women living in Germany.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of New Mexico. Accessed October 22, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/1928/22044.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ice, Unchalee. “Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening and perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening programs among Thai immigrant women living in Germany.” 2013. Web. 22 Oct 2017.

Vancouver:

Ice U. Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening and perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening programs among Thai immigrant women living in Germany. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of New Mexico; 2013. [cited 2017 Oct 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/22044.

Council of Science Editors:

Ice U. Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening and perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening programs among Thai immigrant women living in Germany. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of New Mexico; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/22044


University of New Mexico

2. Samaniego, Irma. DO SOCIAL ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION AFFECT RATES OF HOSPITAL READMISSION FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE?.

Degree: College of Nursing, 2010, University of New Mexico

Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome that primarily affects the aged and is the most common hospital discharge diagnosis for adults in the United States. Readmission is common following discharge from an acute hospital stay for HF. Patients with HF suffer more depressive morbidity than other patients with cardiovascular disease, and many age 65 or older experience social isolation. This prospective exploratory study examined whether readmission within 30 to 60 days of discharge from an index hospitalization for HF was associated with depressive symptoms or social isolation. A convenience sample of 101 patients participated during an index hospitalization for HF. Participants were followed-up for any readmissions within 30 or 60 days of discharge. Depressive symptoms were measured with the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) and social isolation with the Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS). At least one readmission for HF occurred for 27 participants within 30 days and for 31 within 60 days. Cronbachs alpha for the GDS-15 was extremely low (.39), and few participants (n = 9) had scores consistent with risk for depression; hence, GDS-15 scores were inadequate for testing any association with readmission. The LSNS was reliable (alpha = .77), and 13 participants (13%) had scores consistent with social isolation. There was no association between social isolation and readmission within 30 or 60 days. However, responses to the LSNS helped to identify several patients whose need for social services had not been identified by hospital staff. In exploratory analyses, b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) within 24 hours of the index admission was associated with readmission, median = 3327 vs. 852 pg/ml, p=.056, and 3782 vs. 845 pg ml, p=.016 for any vs. no readmission within 30 or 60 days, respectively. Limitations include convenience sampling and possible sampling bias as well as a relatively brief follow-up period. Despite the lack of association with readmission, there may be other reasons for screening patients hospitalized for HF for depression or social isolation. The association between BNP and readmission merits further investigation in a study designed for that purpose. Advisors/Committee Members: Parshall, Mark, Escandon, Socorro, Brooks, Annette, Schuster, Geoff, Stidley, Christine.

Subjects/Keywords: social isolation; depression

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APA (6th Edition):

Samaniego, I. (2010). DO SOCIAL ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION AFFECT RATES OF HOSPITAL READMISSION FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE?. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of New Mexico. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11122

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Samaniego, Irma. “DO SOCIAL ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION AFFECT RATES OF HOSPITAL READMISSION FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE?.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of New Mexico. Accessed October 22, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11122.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Samaniego, Irma. “DO SOCIAL ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION AFFECT RATES OF HOSPITAL READMISSION FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE?.” 2010. Web. 22 Oct 2017.

Vancouver:

Samaniego I. DO SOCIAL ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION AFFECT RATES OF HOSPITAL READMISSION FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE?. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of New Mexico; 2010. [cited 2017 Oct 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11122.

Council of Science Editors:

Samaniego I. DO SOCIAL ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION AFFECT RATES OF HOSPITAL READMISSION FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE?. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of New Mexico; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11122

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