Indirect effects of perceived cancer risk on health promoting behaviors as mediated by cancer worry among US women
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Describe relationships between perceived risk of cancer, worry about cancer, and health promoting behaviors (i.e., fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity) among U.S. women. Describe the role of cancer worry as a mediator of the indirect effects of perceived cancer risk on health promoting behaviors (i.e., fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity) among U.S. women.
Keyword(s): Cancer, Health Promotion
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida. I have a master's degree in Health Policy and Management and a Ph.D. in Health Education. My research interests focus on culturally sensitive health promotion and health care with the goal of preventing/reducing chronic disease (e.g., cancer). My current involvement in research includes co-directing grant-funded community-engaged research to develop, test, and evaluate community-based, culturally sensitive health promotion interventions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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