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The Shared Cultural Knowledge and Beliefs about Cancer in the Yavapai-Apache Community

Abstract Native American communities face an ongoing challenge of effectively addressing cancer health disparities, as well as environmental racism issues that may compound these inequities. This dissertation identified the shared cultural knowledge and beliefs about cancer in a southwest American Indian community utilizing a cultural consensus method, an approach that combines qualitative and quantitative data. A community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach was applied at all stages of the study. The three phases of research that were undertaken included: 1) ethnographic interviews - to identifying the themes or the content of the participants' cultural model, 2A) ranking of themes - to provide an understanding of the relative im... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Claus, Cynthia (Author) / Koss, Joan (Advisor) / Brandt, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Joe, Jennie (Committee member) / Maupin, Jonathan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cultural Anthropology / cancer / community-based participatory research (CBPR) / cultural consensus / health disparities / Native Americans
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 322 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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