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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152044
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mammography Promotion in the Emergency Department: A Feasibility Study
Abstract:
Mammography Promotion in the Emergency Department: A Feasibility Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Hatcher, Jennifer, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kentucky
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Mary Kay Rayens, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this feasibility study was to determine whether women visiting the ED for non urgent care needed and would be amenable to an ED-based mammography promotion program. We also sought to identify the specific barriers to mammography experienced by this unique subset of women. Methods: This study was a prospective, cross-sectional study of women presenting to a 40 bed ED in a University hospital for treatment of non urgent complaints and those who were seated in the waiting area, during representative shifts over a 6 month period in 2007. The women completed a survey that included demographic information, mammography status, and barriers to mammography. Participants were also asked if they would be interested in receiving information about mammography and assistance with making appointments for mammography while waiting for non-urgent care in the ED. Results: Of the 197 women surveyed, 15% had never had a mammogram and of those who had, 51% had not had one in the past year. Of those who had not had a mammogram in the last year, the most frequently chosen barriers were time/competing demands (30%), money (26%), and fear (22%). Seventy-six percent said they were somewhat to very interested in receiving information about mammography in this setting and nearly all (94%) said they would be somewhat to very likely to go to appointments made during this time.  Conclusion: An ED-based mammography promotion program is both feasible and would most likely be successful. The women presenting for non-urgent care in the ED are overwhelmingly in need of mammography and are highly interested in the development of an innovative programs specific to their identified barriers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMammography Promotion in the Emergency Department: A Feasibility Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152044-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mammography Promotion in the Emergency Department: A Feasibility Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hatcher, Jennifer, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kentucky</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jhscot2@uky.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Kay Rayens, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this feasibility study was to determine whether women visiting the ED for non urgent care needed and would be amenable to an ED-based mammography promotion program. We also sought to identify the specific barriers to mammography experienced by this unique subset of women. Methods: This study was a prospective, cross-sectional study of women presenting to a 40 bed ED in a University hospital for treatment of non urgent complaints and those who were seated in the waiting area, during representative shifts over a 6 month period in 2007. The women completed a survey that included demographic information, mammography status, and barriers to mammography. Participants were also asked if they would be interested in receiving information about mammography and assistance with making appointments for mammography while waiting for non-urgent care in the ED. Results: Of the 197 women surveyed, 15% had never had a mammogram and of those who had, 51% had not had one in the past year. Of those who had not had a mammogram in the last year, the most frequently chosen barriers were time/competing demands (30%), money (26%), and fear (22%). Seventy-six percent said they were somewhat to very interested in receiving information about mammography in this setting and nearly all (94%) said they would be somewhat to very likely to go to appointments made during this time.&nbsp; Conclusion: An ED-based mammography promotion program is both feasible and would most likely be successful. The women presenting for non-urgent care in the ED are overwhelmingly in need of mammography and are highly interested in the development of an innovative programs specific to their identified barriers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:22:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:22:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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