Predisposing cultural factors among American Indian populations related to cancer occurrence

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Title:
Predisposing cultural factors among American Indian populations related to cancer occurrence
Author:
McPheron-Alex, Theda, 1954-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Cancer during the twentieth century has become a major universal health concern. The American Indian population, too, has experienced both a dramatic rise in cancer rates and different patterns of cancer among tribal groups. The purpose of this thesis is to discuss various factors including culture that impact cancer in American Indian populations. A literature review that provides cancer data, including rates, risk factors, and American Indian responses to cancer is presented in the opening chapters. In addition, results of a qualitative exploratory research involving a sample from the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe of Southern Arizona and a non-Indian sample from the Community Hospice Program of Tucson are presented. Data from both groups are analyzed, compared, and summarized.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Cultural.; Psychology, Social.; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.; Health Sciences, Oncology.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Joe, Jennie R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePredisposing cultural factors among American Indian populations related to cancer occurrenceen_US
dc.creatorMcPheron-Alex, Theda, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcPheron-Alex, Theda, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCancer during the twentieth century has become a major universal health concern. The American Indian population, too, has experienced both a dramatic rise in cancer rates and different patterns of cancer among tribal groups. The purpose of this thesis is to discuss various factors including culture that impact cancer in American Indian populations. A literature review that provides cancer data, including rates, risk factors, and American Indian responses to cancer is presented in the opening chapters. In addition, results of a qualitative exploratory research involving a sample from the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe of Southern Arizona and a non-Indian sample from the Community Hospice Program of Tucson are presented. Data from both groups are analyzed, compared, and summarized.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Social.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Oncology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJoe, Jennie R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1381781en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34272914en_US
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