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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159792
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Health of Latino/Hispanic Women Aged 65 and Over
Abstract:
Breast Health of Latino/Hispanic Women Aged 65 and Over
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Thiel, Linda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Detroit Mercy
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:1517 Beckwith View NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49505, USA
Contact Telephone:616-632-2196
Co-Authors:L.M. Thiel, Nursing, UDM, Detroit, MI;
Problem: Health behaviors, such as mammography and clinical breast examination, have a demonstrated benefit of detecting breast cancer in an early stage when it is most amenable to treatment. Although increased age is a risk factor associated with breast cancer, women aged 65 and over have lower screening rates compared to younger women. Breast health practices of Latino/Hispanic elders are unclear. There is a need to identify breast health practices of this age-specific population. Purpose: To describe breast health behaviors (i.e., mammography, clinical breast examination, breast-self examination) of Latino/Hispanic women in Midwestern US. Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Sample: Convenience sample of 307 Latino/Hispanic women aged 65 and over were recruited. Measure: The Breast Health Survey was designed specifically for this study. The 37-item questionnaire underwent content validity and was available to potential participants in English and Spanish. The English version of the survey was translated into Spanish by a certified translator. A pilot study (n=6) was undertaken in preparation for the major study. Data Collection: Bilingual surveyors disseminated the surveys to potential participants and offered assistance, if requested, by the participant. Data collection occurred in various settings (e.g., Places-of-Worship, festivals, clinics, homes) over an 11-month period, May 2006 to April 2007. Ethical Considerations: The study was approved by a university IRB. Findings: 1) Breast self examination is performed although sporadically; 2) Clinical breast exams and mammography guidelines are not being met; and 3) Perceived importance of mammography and clinical breast exam by respondents is low. Various factors were identified as impacting screening behavior, such as screening behaviors being recommendations by the HCP and perceived breast problems of the participant
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.titleBreast Health of Latino/Hispanic Women Aged 65 and Overen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159792-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast Health of Latino/Hispanic Women Aged 65 and Over</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thiel, Linda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Detroit Mercy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1517 Beckwith View NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49505, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">616-632-2196</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">thiellm@udmercy.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L.M. Thiel, Nursing, UDM, Detroit, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Health behaviors, such as mammography and clinical breast examination, have a demonstrated benefit of detecting breast cancer in an early stage when it is most amenable to treatment. Although increased age is a risk factor associated with breast cancer, women aged 65 and over have lower screening rates compared to younger women. Breast health practices of Latino/Hispanic elders are unclear. There is a need to identify breast health practices of this age-specific population. Purpose: To describe breast health behaviors (i.e., mammography, clinical breast examination, breast-self examination) of Latino/Hispanic women in Midwestern US. Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Sample: Convenience sample of 307 Latino/Hispanic women aged 65 and over were recruited. Measure: The Breast Health Survey was designed specifically for this study. The 37-item questionnaire underwent content validity and was available to potential participants in English and Spanish. The English version of the survey was translated into Spanish by a certified translator. A pilot study (n=6) was undertaken in preparation for the major study. Data Collection: Bilingual surveyors disseminated the surveys to potential participants and offered assistance, if requested, by the participant. Data collection occurred in various settings (e.g., Places-of-Worship, festivals, clinics, homes) over an 11-month period, May 2006 to April 2007. Ethical Considerations: The study was approved by a university IRB. Findings: 1) Breast self examination is performed although sporadically; 2) Clinical breast exams and mammography guidelines are not being met; and 3) Perceived importance of mammography and clinical breast exam by respondents is low. Various factors were identified as impacting screening behavior, such as screening behaviors being recommendations by the HCP and perceived breast problems of the participant</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:20:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:20:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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