The Latina breast cancer screening scale: Beliefs about breast cancer and breast cancer screening.

Borrayo, E. A., Gonzalez, P., Swaim, R., Marcus, A., Flores, E., & Espinoza, P., (2009). The Latina breast cancer screening scale: Beliefs about breast cancer and breast cancer screening. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(7), 944-955.

The Latina Breast Cancer Screening (LBCS) was developed to measure Latinas’ culturally-shared health beliefs about breast cancer and breast cancer screening. A 60-item LBCS scalewas tested with 288 participantsand reduced to 35 items using principal components analyses. The 35-item LBCS scale and other measures were administered to a second sample of 147 participants to establish the scale’s validity and reliability. A six-factor solution suggested six LBCS sub-scales. The LBCS in its entirety displayed strong internal consistency (α =.93) with adequate estimates of convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity. The LBCS scale appears to be a valid and reliable measure. 

Find this article online

Welcome, Guest

Not a member yet? Sign up in 30 seconds and add powerful tools that will help you engage in the CBSM community through additional features.