A Multicultural Exploration of Women's Mammography Screening Experiences and Behaviors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155382
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Presentation
Title:
A Multicultural Exploration of Women's Mammography Screening Experiences and Behaviors
Abstract:
A Multicultural Exploration of Women's Mammography Screening Experiences and Behaviors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Usher, LaToya N., RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of New Mexico
Title:Research Assistant
Co-Authors:Eileen Thomas, PhD, RN
Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this qualitative study, phase I of a larger ongoing study, is to explore the similarities and differences in women?s mammography screening experiences and behaviors within and across racial/ethnic groups.  Background/Rationale: Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among women worldwide, except for skin cancer, and is a leading cause of cancer death among all women. Although there has been a recent decline in breast cancer mortality, there has not been a significant change in breast cancer mortality rates among women from ethnic minority groups. Despite campaigns for early breast cancer detection for all women, many minority women do not follow the screening recommendations. Disparity in mammography screening among ethnic minority women has been attributed to many factors including differences in beliefs about cancer, cancer treatment, and cancer knowledge. Disparities in mammography screening and early diagnosis are being examined in the context of women?s experiences.  Methods: Thirty-six African American, Hispanic, Native American, and White women without a history of breast cancer (9 from each racial/ethnic group) are being asked to share written or audiotape-recorded narratives about their mammography screening experiences and current mammography screening behaviors. Narratives will be transcribed verbatim, and individual transcripts will be analyzed using axial coding to look for specific examples, concepts, and themes that illustrate similarities and differences within and between each racial/ethnic group. Implications: Findings from this study will provide new perspectives about covert influences on women?s mammography screening behaviors and provide insight into developing more gender and culturally acceptable breast cancer prevention and screening programs that will effectively serve women from diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic groups. Results from this investigation will likely reveal barriers to mammography screening that have not been considered in the past.
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.titleA Multicultural Exploration of Women's Mammography Screening Experiences and Behaviorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155382-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Multicultural Exploration of Women's Mammography Screening Experiences and Behaviors</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Usher, LaToya N., RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New Mexico</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lusher@salud.unm.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Eileen Thomas, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this qualitative study,&nbsp;phase I&nbsp;of a larger ongoing study, is to explore the similarities and differences in women?s mammography screening experiences and behaviors within and across racial/ethnic groups. &nbsp;Background/Rationale: Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among women worldwide, except for skin cancer, and is a leading cause of cancer death among all women. Although there has been a recent decline in breast cancer mortality, there has not been a significant change in breast cancer mortality rates among women from ethnic minority groups. Despite campaigns for early breast cancer detection for all women, many minority women do not follow the screening recommendations. Disparity in mammography screening among ethnic minority women has been attributed to many factors including differences in beliefs about cancer, cancer treatment, and cancer knowledge. Disparities in mammography screening and early diagnosis are being examined in the context of women?s experiences. &nbsp;Methods: Thirty-six African American, Hispanic, Native American, and White women without a history of breast cancer (9 from each racial/ethnic group) are being asked to share written or audiotape-recorded narratives about their mammography screening experiences and current mammography screening behaviors. Narratives will be transcribed verbatim, and individual transcripts will be analyzed using axial coding to look for specific examples, concepts, and themes that illustrate similarities and differences within and between each racial/ethnic group.&nbsp;Implications: Findings from this study will provide new perspectives about covert influences on women?s mammography screening behaviors and provide insight into developing more gender and culturally acceptable breast cancer prevention and screening programs that will effectively serve women from diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic groups. Results from this investigation will likely reveal barriers to mammography screening that have not been considered in the past.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:47:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:47:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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