Health and Culture: Factors Influencing Immigrant Women's Health Beliefs and

Health Allakushniryk, Stan Orlov
2017 Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies   unpublished
The purpose of this paper isto examine the impact of culture on immigrant women's health beliefs and attitudes toward health and cancer. The survey of 247 women was conducted in Canada and the USA. We found that acculturation played an important role in how immigrant women viewed cancer, andthat their attitudes toward Western medicine and medical examinationschangedwith the amount of timethey spent in North America. The role of family in health decision makingwas also found to be an important
more » ... ctor in health-related decisions for immigrant women.