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Our study is based on this overall framework.
Specific Aim 1: Examine how acculturation is related to cultural health beliefs.
H1: Women who are less acculturated will tend to hold more traditional health beliefs.
Specific Aim 2: Examine whether cultural health beliefs are related to treatment-related decisions, doctor-patient relationships, and health behaviors.
H2: Cultural health beliefs will be related to treatment related decisions.
H3: Cultural health beliefs will be related to doctor-patient relationships.
H4: Cultural health beliefs will be related to health behaviors.
Specific Aim 3: Examine whether treatment-related decisions and doctor-patient relationships mediate the relationship between cultural health beliefs and health behaviors.
H5: The relationship between cultural health beliefs and health behaviors is mediated by the quality of the doctor-patient relationship and treatment-related decisions.
Specific Aim 4: Examine the differences and/or similarities in acculturation, cultural health beliefs, treatment-related decisions, doctor-patient relationships, and health behaviors among Chinese-, Korean-, and Mexican-American women
H6: Significant differences in acculturation level, cultural health beliefs, treatment-related decisions, doctor-patient relationships, and health behaviors (stress management, eating, and physical activities) among Chinese-, Korean-, and Mexican-American women will be found.
Specific Aim 1: Examine how acculturation is related to cultural health beliefs.
H1: Women who are less acculturated will tend to hold more traditional health beliefs.
Specific Aim 2: Examine whether cultural health beliefs are related to treatment-related decisions, doctor-patient relationships, and health behaviors.
H2: Cultural health beliefs will be related to treatment related decisions.
H3: Cultural health beliefs will be related to doctor-patient relationships.
H4: Cultural health beliefs will be related to health behaviors.
Specific Aim 3: Examine whether treatment-related decisions and doctor-patient relationships mediate the relationship between cultural health beliefs and health behaviors.
H5: The relationship between cultural health beliefs and health behaviors is mediated by the quality of the doctor-patient relationship and treatment-related decisions.
Specific Aim 4: Examine the differences and/or similarities in acculturation, cultural health beliefs, treatment-related decisions, doctor-patient relationships, and health behaviors among Chinese-, Korean-, and Mexican-American women
H6: Significant differences in acculturation level, cultural health beliefs, treatment-related decisions, doctor-patient relationships, and health behaviors (stress management, eating, and physical activities) among Chinese-, Korean-, and Mexican-American women will be found.