Women's Health & Gender Differences

Important health prevention measures, health outcomes, and coping with health diagnoses (e.g. cancer) can be conceptualized across various risk and protective factors for Indigenous women. Read the articles below to find out more.

Reproductive & Sexual Health

Liddell, J. L. & McKinley, C. E. (In Press). The Development of the Framework of Integrated Reproductive and Sexual Health Theories (FIRSHT) to Contextualize Indigenous Women’s Health Experiences. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-022-00693-z

Cervical Cancer Screening Behaviors among American Indian women

Lee, Y. S., Roh, S., Jun, J. S., Goins, R. T., & McKinley, C. E. (2021). Cervical cancer screening behaviors among American Indian women: Cervical cancer literacy and health belief model. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 30(5), 413-429. https://doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2020.1730285

Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors among American Indian women

Lee, Y., Roh, S., LaPlante, K., Lee, K. H., McKinley, C.E. (2020). Andersen’s Behavioral Model to identify correlates of breast cancer screening behaviors among Indigenous women. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 17(1), 117-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2019.1650316. PMC7092411

Cardiovascular Health

McKinley, C. E., Ka’apu, K., Miller Scarnato, J., & Liddell, J. (2020). Cardiovascular health among U.S. Indigenous Peoples: A holistic and sex-specific systematic review. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 17(1), 24-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2019.1617817. PMC7055486

Cancer Survivors & Coping with Depressive Symptoms

Burnette, C. E., Roh, S., Liddell, J. L., & Lee., Y. (2019). American Indian women cancer survivors’ coping with depressive symptoms. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 37(4), 494-508. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2018.1525467. PMC6529281

Cancer Survivors & Risk & Protective Factors for Depressive Symptoms 

Roh, S., Burnette, C.E., Lee, Y.S., Giger, J.T., Goins, R.T., Petereit, D.G., Lawler, M.J. & Lee, K.H. (2019). Identifying risk and protective factors related to depressive symptoms among Northern Plains American Indian women cancer survivors. Women and Health, 59(6), 646-659. https://doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2018.1544965. PMC6591106

Breast Cancer Literacy

& Health Beliefs

Roh, S., Burnette, C. E., Lee, Y., Jun, J. S., Lee, H. Y., & Lee, K. H. (2018). Breast cancer literacy and health beliefs related to breast cancer screening among American Indian women. Social Work in Health Care, 57(7), 465-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2018.1455789. PMC5997550