A Conceptual Understanding of Breast Cancer Detection Practices in 65-84 Year Old Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159085
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Presentation
Title:
A Conceptual Understanding of Breast Cancer Detection Practices in 65-84 Year Old Women
Abstract:
A Conceptual Understanding of Breast Cancer Detection Practices in 65-84 Year Old Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Gaehle, Kay
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Louis University
Title:Principal Investigator
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 165 Sunray Drive, Highland, IL, 62249, USA
Contact Telephone:618-650-3976
Breast cancer is more prevalent in older than younger women. Prior research indicates women 65 years and older practice breast cancer detection methods less often than younger women. This qualitative research study was developed to conceptualize the view of older women regarding breast cancer and early detection methods. This qualitative study had three primary purposes: (a) to understand the meaning of "breast cancer" to women aged 65-74 compared to women aged 65-74 years; (b) to understand the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of older women regarding breast self-examination (BSE), clinical breast examination (CBE), and mammography as breast cancer screening measures; (c) to compare conceptual categories discovered in this study to theoretical components of prior breast cancer screening studies. Data were collected using focus group methodology. Seven focus groups were conducted for a total of N=30 Caucasian participants. Data collection sites occurred in both urban rural communities. Data included audiotapes of discussions, an interview guides, field notes, and demographic information. Results of the study showed similar views on breast cancer and detection methods irregardless of cohort age group. Women practicing BSE on an irregular basis were not confident in their ability to find a breast lesion. Most women actively participated in yearly mammography. The major factor that influenced these women to participate in all methods of breast cancer detection was physician recommendation. Neither cost nor transportation were barriers to CBE or mammography. Potential barriers were embarrassment to touch one's own breast when doing BSE, embarrassment for a male physician to examine the breast, and discomfort related to the mammogram procedure. A model including health status, self influence and other influence may predict older women's participation in breast cancer screening and needs further testing and refinement. Acknowledgement to Dr. Anne Perry, chair, Drs. Joanne Langan and Suzanne Mahon, committee, for their support. (Poster Presentation)
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Conceptual Understanding of Breast Cancer Detection Practices in 65-84 Year Old Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159085-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Conceptual Understanding of Breast Cancer Detection Practices in 65-84 Year Old Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gaehle, Kay</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Louis University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Principal Investigator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 165 Sunray Drive, Highland, IL, 62249, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">618-650-3976</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kgaehle@siue.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Breast cancer is more prevalent in older than younger women. Prior research indicates women 65 years and older practice breast cancer detection methods less often than younger women. This qualitative research study was developed to conceptualize the view of older women regarding breast cancer and early detection methods. This qualitative study had three primary purposes: (a) to understand the meaning of &quot;breast cancer&quot; to women aged 65-74 compared to women aged 65-74 years; (b) to understand the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of older women regarding breast self-examination (BSE), clinical breast examination (CBE), and mammography as breast cancer screening measures; (c) to compare conceptual categories discovered in this study to theoretical components of prior breast cancer screening studies. Data were collected using focus group methodology. Seven focus groups were conducted for a total of N=30 Caucasian participants. Data collection sites occurred in both urban rural communities. Data included audiotapes of discussions, an interview guides, field notes, and demographic information. Results of the study showed similar views on breast cancer and detection methods irregardless of cohort age group. Women practicing BSE on an irregular basis were not confident in their ability to find a breast lesion. Most women actively participated in yearly mammography. The major factor that influenced these women to participate in all methods of breast cancer detection was physician recommendation. Neither cost nor transportation were barriers to CBE or mammography. Potential barriers were embarrassment to touch one's own breast when doing BSE, embarrassment for a male physician to examine the breast, and discomfort related to the mammogram procedure. A model including health status, self influence and other influence may predict older women's participation in breast cancer screening and needs further testing and refinement. Acknowledgement to Dr. Anne Perry, chair, Drs. Joanne Langan and Suzanne Mahon, committee, for their support. (Poster Presentation)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:41:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:41:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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