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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164632
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
B.E.A.D.S. Program (Breast Education, Awareness, Detection, and Screening)
Author(s):
Wells, Karen
Author Details:
Karen Wells, Freeman Health System, Joplin, Missouri, USA
Abstract:
Breast cancer is the leading cancer in incidence and second in mortality among women. In the year 2001 the American Cancer Society estimated that 8,000 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in Missouri, with 1,700 deaths. The latest American Cancer Society's Heartland Division report shows that Missouri women aged 40 years and older who had a mammogram in the last year was 65.8%. For our Joplin region, that number was 59.1%. Women aged 20 years and over who had a clinical breast exam was 78.3% statewide, and 74.4% for our region. These statistics showed that we were well below the state and national averages. The BEADS program focuses on increasing awareness of the importance of monthly self breast exam, clinical breast exam, and mammography by using a "teaching tool." The BEADS program uses a "hands on" project to help visualize the importance of practicing healthy breast habits using American Cancer Society guidelines. A key chain, using beads to represent the size lumps that may be found by each detection method, are either made by the participant or handed out at the end of the presentation. The program is presented to all ages and is evaluated at the conclusion. The participants are urged to repeat this teaching to all who see the key chain. The presentations have taken place in churches, banks, department stores, women's clubs, health fairs, community clinics, physician and nursing educational workshops, volunteer groups, schools, and support groups, reaching over 400 participants since January, 2001. Grants for the BEADS project have been obtained from the Freeman Foundation, Missouri Regional Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and an ONS Challenge Course Grant. The response has been overwhelming and many more presentations are planned. Only future statistics will reveal the ultimate outcome of this teaching.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
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.titleB.E.A.D.S. Program (Breast Education, Awareness, Detection, and Screening)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWells, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsKaren Wells, Freeman Health System, Joplin, Missouri, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164632-
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer is the leading cancer in incidence and second in mortality among women. In the year 2001 the American Cancer Society estimated that 8,000 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in Missouri, with 1,700 deaths. The latest American Cancer Society's Heartland Division report shows that Missouri women aged 40 years and older who had a mammogram in the last year was 65.8%. For our Joplin region, that number was 59.1%. Women aged 20 years and over who had a clinical breast exam was 78.3% statewide, and 74.4% for our region. These statistics showed that we were well below the state and national averages. The BEADS program focuses on increasing awareness of the importance of monthly self breast exam, clinical breast exam, and mammography by using a "teaching tool." The BEADS program uses a "hands on" project to help visualize the importance of practicing healthy breast habits using American Cancer Society guidelines. A key chain, using beads to represent the size lumps that may be found by each detection method, are either made by the participant or handed out at the end of the presentation. The program is presented to all ages and is evaluated at the conclusion. The participants are urged to repeat this teaching to all who see the key chain. The presentations have taken place in churches, banks, department stores, women's clubs, health fairs, community clinics, physician and nursing educational workshops, volunteer groups, schools, and support groups, reaching over 400 participants since January, 2001. Grants for the BEADS project have been obtained from the Freeman Foundation, Missouri Regional Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and an ONS Challenge Course Grant. The response has been overwhelming and many more presentations are planned. Only future statistics will reveal the ultimate outcome of this teaching.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:04:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:04:13Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_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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