The decision making process of lower-income, urban African-American women aged 50 or older to not obtain mammography screening: A grounded theory study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161721
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Presentation
Title:
The decision making process of lower-income, urban African-American women aged 50 or older to not obtain mammography screening: A grounded theory study
Abstract:
The decision making process of lower-income, urban African-American women aged 50 or older to not obtain mammography screening: A grounded theory study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Fowler, Barbara, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing and Health, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435, USA
Contact Telephone:937.775.2607
Scientific evidence confirms that mammography screening is effective in identifying early stages of breast cancer in women. Nonetheless, lower-income African-American (AA) women compared to Caucasian women and other racial/ethnic groups aged 50 or older are far less likely to obtain mammography screening. There is an abundance of studies in the literature, primarily using quantitative research methods examining this public health issue. Consistent findings identify numerous salient factors contributing to decreased use of mammography screening, e.g., held views regarding breast cancer. Many of these beliefs are rooted in fatalistic views and fears of test results, radiation exposure, pain/discomfort, and cancer phobia. Despite these findings, little is known about the decision making process of AA women to not obtain mammography screening. A qualitative study, using Strauss and Corbin's (1998) Grounded theory research methods, was undertaken to examine the decision making process of this medically underserved group to not obtain available mammography screening. To date, 16 AA female parishioners aged 50 or older participated in 2 separate interviews. The results of level 2 coding reveal that the core variable or central theme, "Claiming or Owning it" explained most of the behavioral variation in lower-income, urban AA women decisions to not obtain mammography screening.
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.titleThe decision making process of lower-income, urban African-American women aged 50 or older to not obtain mammography screening: A grounded theory studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161721-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The decision making process of lower-income, urban African-American women aged 50 or older to not obtain mammography screening: A grounded theory study</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fowler, Barbara, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing and Health, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">937.775.2607</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">barbara.fowler@wright.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Scientific evidence confirms that mammography screening is effective in identifying early stages of breast cancer in women. Nonetheless, lower-income African-American (AA) women compared to Caucasian women and other racial/ethnic groups aged 50 or older are far less likely to obtain mammography screening. There is an abundance of studies in the literature, primarily using quantitative research methods examining this public health issue. Consistent findings identify numerous salient factors contributing to decreased use of mammography screening, e.g., held views regarding breast cancer. Many of these beliefs are rooted in fatalistic views and fears of test results, radiation exposure, pain/discomfort, and cancer phobia. Despite these findings, little is known about the decision making process of AA women to not obtain mammography screening. A qualitative study, using Strauss and Corbin's (1998) Grounded theory research methods, was undertaken to examine the decision making process of this medically underserved group to not obtain available mammography screening. To date, 16 AA female parishioners aged 50 or older participated in 2 separate interviews. The results of level 2 coding reveal that the core variable or central theme, &quot;Claiming or Owning it&quot; explained most of the behavioral variation in lower-income, urban AA women decisions to not obtain mammography screening.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:26:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:26:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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