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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160612
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Health in Southeastern Indiana
Abstract:
Breast Health in Southeastern Indiana
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Martin, Madeleine
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 263 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513.558.5289
Four researchers were funded* for a project designed to increase breast cancer (BC) screening practices and the knowledge of BC risk factors for women in four medically underserved rural counties. BC is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women in the US and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The CDC has identified that the three highest of seven barriers to early screening activities by women are fear, cost, and distance. The goal of this project was to implement a program addressing these barriers and designed to: 1) increase the number of women knowledgeable about BC screening and cancer risk factors; 2) establish linkages among the researchers, community nurses and community organizations; 3)increase access to mammography screening for community women; and 4)collect data on participants BC screening knowledge and practices. In Phase I a training program focusing on breast health, BC and screening was presented to nurses from each of four counties and collaborative planning began. In Phase II researchers and community nurses joined to provide educational and screening programs for area women including free mammograms. Data were collected from 8 nurses and 140 rural women. Data presented will include prior breast cancer screening practices, reasons for attending the program, demographics and other perceived health promotion needs. Accessibility, economic factors and knowledge of others with breast cancer were all factors influencing screening practices. This project provides data for further studies and can serve as a model in underserved populations.
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 in Southeastern Indianaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160612-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast Health in Southeastern Indiana</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Martin, Madeleine</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 263 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513.558.5289</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">madeleine.martin@uc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Four researchers were funded* for a project designed to increase breast cancer (BC) screening practices and the knowledge of BC risk factors for women in four medically underserved rural counties. BC is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women in the US and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The CDC has identified that the three highest of seven barriers to early screening activities by women are fear, cost, and distance. The goal of this project was to implement a program addressing these barriers and designed to: 1) increase the number of women knowledgeable about BC screening and cancer risk factors; 2) establish linkages among the researchers, community nurses and community organizations; 3)increase access to mammography screening for community women; and 4)collect data on participants BC screening knowledge and practices. In Phase I a training program focusing on breast health, BC and screening was presented to nurses from each of four counties and collaborative planning began. In Phase II researchers and community nurses joined to provide educational and screening programs for area women including free mammograms. Data were collected from 8 nurses and 140 rural women. Data presented will include prior breast cancer screening practices, reasons for attending the program, demographics and other perceived health promotion needs. Accessibility, economic factors and knowledge of others with breast cancer were all factors influencing screening practices. This project provides data for further studies and can serve as a model in underserved populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:06:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:06:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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