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dc.contributor.supervisor Grant Kalischuk, Ruth Jensen-Ross, Christine University of Lethbridge. School of Health Sciences 2007-07-24T21:03:56Z 2007-07-24T21:03:56Z 2006
dc.description xii, 223 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract First Nations women face nearly three times the risk of cervical cancer and mortality rates of up to six times higher than their non-Aboriginal counterparts. While cervical cancer is almost completely preventable, Southern Alberta First Nations women seldom access cervical screening services. The purpose of this qualitative focused ethnography was to gain an understanding of the cervical screening needs of un- and under-served First Nations women living off-reserve. Thirteen purposefully selected First Nations women participated in three focus groups utilizing semi-structured interviews. Personal self-worth and cervical screening awareness and relevance are essential to the pursuit of cervical screening. Barriers and incentives for screening and opportunities for acceptability and sustainability are explored. A holistic approach, intersectoral collaboration and cultural safety are described by focus group participants as foundational for optimal service delivery. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, School of Health Sciences, 2006 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. School of Health Sciences) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Cervix uteri -- Cancer -- Diagnosis -- Alberta en
dc.subject Medical screening -- Alberta en
dc.subject Cervix uteri -- Cancer -- Prevention en
dc.subject Indian women -- Alberta -- Health and hygiene en
dc.subject Indian women -- Medical examinations -- Alberta en
dc.subject Indian women -- Medical care -- Alberta en
dc.title Cervical screening among Southern Alberta First Nations women living off-reserve en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en Masters

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