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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163229
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Delaware Lesbian Health Survey
Author(s):
Polek, Carolee A.; Morelli, Vickie
Author Details:
Carolee A. Polek, PhD, RN, AOCNS, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, School of Nursing, Newark, Delaware, USA, email: cpolek@udel.edu; Vickie Morelli
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the breast and cervical cancer screening practices of lesbians in the state of Delaware and assess their knowledge of cervical cancer risks. Theoretical Framework: none. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Screening for Life, a program of Delaware's Division of Public Health screened the lesbian community. A total of 90 surveys were analyzed. Respondents were self-defined lesbians and bisexual women residing in Delaware. Surveys were distributed at lesbian and gay community events: Bingo A Go-Go; Rainbow Support Group meetings; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Student Union of the University of Delaware; and the Second Annual Women's Conference of the Women's Project of CAMP Rehobeth. Invitations to participate were also sent to several local lesbian and gay e-mail lists. Results: The majority of respondents were between the ages of 18-39 (30%), Caucasian (89%), and held a graduate degree (41%). 83% of the respondents were insured. Regarding their health practices: 62% had a breast exam by a health professional within the past year. For women over 40, 45% had a mammogram within the past year, and 59% had a pap test within the past year. Seven questions elicited information regarding: frequency of exams (breast and cervical) and causes of cervical cancer. Overall respondents were knowledgeable about breast and cervical screenings. However only 67% knew HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) can cause cervical cancer and only 67% knew that HPV can be transmitted in female-female sexual activity. Conclusions and Implications: The Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health focuses on critical areas and lists specific recommendations regarding improved access, preventative medicine, and cultural competency. Nursing can incorporate innovative ways to assess this community and work on getting their health care needs met.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDelaware Lesbian Health Surveyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPolek, Carolee A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorelli, Vickieen_US
dc.author.detailsCarolee A. Polek, PhD, RN, AOCNS, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, School of Nursing, Newark, Delaware, USA, email: cpolek@udel.edu; Vickie Morellien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163229-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the breast and cervical cancer screening practices of lesbians in the state of Delaware and assess their knowledge of cervical cancer risks. Theoretical Framework: none. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Screening for Life, a program of Delaware's Division of Public Health screened the lesbian community. A total of 90 surveys were analyzed. Respondents were self-defined lesbians and bisexual women residing in Delaware. Surveys were distributed at lesbian and gay community events: Bingo A Go-Go; Rainbow Support Group meetings; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Student Union of the University of Delaware; and the Second Annual Women's Conference of the Women's Project of CAMP Rehobeth. Invitations to participate were also sent to several local lesbian and gay e-mail lists. Results: The majority of respondents were between the ages of 18-39 (30%), Caucasian (89%), and held a graduate degree (41%). 83% of the respondents were insured. Regarding their health practices: 62% had a breast exam by a health professional within the past year. For women over 40, 45% had a mammogram within the past year, and 59% had a pap test within the past year. Seven questions elicited information regarding: frequency of exams (breast and cervical) and causes of cervical cancer. Overall respondents were knowledgeable about breast and cervical screenings. However only 67% knew HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) can cause cervical cancer and only 67% knew that HPV can be transmitted in female-female sexual activity. Conclusions and Implications: The Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health focuses on critical areas and lists specific recommendations regarding improved access, preventative medicine, and cultural competency. Nursing can incorporate innovative ways to assess this community and work on getting their health care needs met.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:42Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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