Community partnership to increase mammography screening in older, lower-income African-American women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160248
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Presentation
Title:
Community partnership to increase mammography screening in older, lower-income African-American women
Abstract:
Community partnership to increase mammography screening in older, lower-income African-American women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Fowler, Barbara, DNSc, EdD, MSN, BSN, RN
Title:Professor of Nursing
Contact Address:1036 Thunderbird Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45231-5824 , USA
Montgomery county, which comprise 95% African-American (AA) families and 70% female headed households, ranks lowest in the number of breast screenings compared to other counties in the state of Ohio. Current public health data indicates that fewer than 50% of AA women use local health services for preventive or early intervention health care. A community-based intervention was designed using trained, female community health advisors (CHAs) to recruit up to 100 eligible lower-income or medically uninsured AA women aged 50 or older into existing breast screenings funded by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (NBCCSP) in Dayton Ohio. The intervention was tailored after successful programs such as "Save Our Sisters" which reported success in increasing breast screenings in older AA women who were less likely to obtain available health screenings. Specific aims of the intervention were to: (1) provide personalized 1:1 education, counseling, and reinforcement and (2) disseminate culturally sensitive breast health materials provided by the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in settings deemed appropriate by the women such as homes, churches, places of employment, adult meal sites, or community social service agencies. Aggressive recruitment efforts in various community settings (e.g., Laundromats, neighborhood "hangouts") and facilitated by influential community women and "word of mouth" resulted in 67 women obtaining breast screenings and follow-up services recommended by healthcare professionals. The women also completed an 18-item knowledge questionnaire during the initial contact and immediately following breast screenings (usually 3-months post the intervention). Significant gains in knowledge scores were reported by almost all women. Program evaluation indicated that the women valued the culturally sensitive information, 1:1 interaction, follow-up contact, and agreed to participate in further recommended breast screenings. This intervention which relied on trained, female CHAs was successful in providing important breast health education and increasing breast screenings in eligible AA women.
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.titleCommunity partnership to increase mammography screening in older, lower-income African-American womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160248-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community partnership to increase mammography screening in older, lower-income African-American 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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fowler, Barbara, DNSc, EdD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1036 Thunderbird Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45231-5824 , USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Montgomery county, which comprise 95% African-American (AA) families and 70% female headed households, ranks lowest in the number of breast screenings compared to other counties in the state of Ohio. Current public health data indicates that fewer than 50% of AA women use local health services for preventive or early intervention health care. A community-based intervention was designed using trained, female community health advisors (CHAs) to recruit up to 100 eligible lower-income or medically uninsured AA women aged 50 or older into existing breast screenings funded by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (NBCCSP) in Dayton Ohio. The intervention was tailored after successful programs such as &quot;Save Our Sisters&quot; which reported success in increasing breast screenings in older AA women who were less likely to obtain available health screenings. Specific aims of the intervention were to: (1) provide personalized 1:1 education, counseling, and reinforcement and (2) disseminate culturally sensitive breast health materials provided by the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in settings deemed appropriate by the women such as homes, churches, places of employment, adult meal sites, or community social service agencies. Aggressive recruitment efforts in various community settings (e.g., Laundromats, neighborhood &quot;hangouts&quot;) and facilitated by influential community women and &quot;word of mouth&quot; resulted in 67 women obtaining breast screenings and follow-up services recommended by healthcare professionals. The women also completed an 18-item knowledge questionnaire during the initial contact and immediately following breast screenings (usually 3-months post the intervention). Significant gains in knowledge scores were reported by almost all women. Program evaluation indicated that the women valued the culturally sensitive information, 1:1 interaction, follow-up contact, and agreed to participate in further recommended breast screenings. This intervention which relied on trained, female CHAs was successful in providing important breast health education and increasing breast screenings in eligible AA women. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:45:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:45:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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