Acculturation and the cancer pain experience.


Journal Article

Using a feminist perspective, the relationship between acculturation and cancer pain experience was explored.This was a cross-sectional, correlational Internet study among 104 Hispanic and 114 Asian cancer patients. The instruments included both unidimensional and multidimensional cancer pain measures.There were significant differences in cancer pain scores by country of birth. Yet there was no significant association of acculturation to cancer pain scores.This study indicated inconsistent findings.To provide directions for adequate cancer pain management, further studies with a larger number of diverse groups of immigrant cancer patients are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Ho, T-H; Brown, A; Chee, W

Published Date

  • October 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 358 - 370

PubMed ID

  • 19376965

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19376965

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7832

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-6596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043659609334932


  • eng