THE "VIP PROGRAM OF HUNTERDON COUNTY": AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AGE 65 AND OLDER AIMED AT IMPROVING THE RATES OF ANNUAL SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164903
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE "VIP PROGRAM OF HUNTERDON COUNTY": AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AGE 65 AND OLDER AIMED AT IMPROVING THE RATES OF ANNUAL SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS
Author(s):
Vecchio, Mary; Allen, Jacqueline; Vlahakis, Pamela; Vitolins, Audrey; Riley, Mary; Hornbeck, Suzanne
Author Details:
Mary Vecchio, RN MSN ANP-C OCN, Community Education and Outreach, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Flemington, New Jersey, USA, email: mary.vecchio@earthlink.net; Jacqueline Allen, RN, MSN, CNS, AOCN; Pamela Vlahakis, RN; Audrey Vitolins, LCSW; Mary Riley, Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation, Flemington, New Jersey; Suzanne Hornbeck, Central and South Jersey Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Abstract:
In Hunterdon County, 46% of women on Medicare reported not having a screening mammogram during the past 12 months. Recommendations from the recent New Jersey Needs Assessment Report include ôexpanded outreach efforts for cancer education, screening, and treatment services in addition to forming partnerships with organizations capable of providing education on the importance of cancer prevention and screeningö. Oncology nurses serve as a valuable resource to provide education to this target population. The purpose of this program is to educate women on the increasing value of a screening mammogram as they get older and to identify barriers that may be prohibiting women from obtaining a screening mammogram. Incorporation of the aspects of the Health Belief Model supports the framework of this program. This program will be introduced to organizations whose memberships reflect the target population. Surveys will be issued to attendees to identify barriers for obtaining mammograms. Individuals who have not obtained a mammogram in the past 12 months will be counseled on the procedure and locations to receive one. A pre-addressed postcard will be used to track screening completion. A peer support ôambassadorö within the organization will assist the participant if necessary. The goal of this program is to build upon the strong reputation of personalized care that is firmly established within the culture of the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Measurable objectives include the establishment of community partnerships and increasing the number of women 65 and older who receive screening mammograms. Designers of this program hope to identify barriers that an older woman must overcome in order to obtain a screening mammogram. Validation of the importance of this identification and targeted education may encourage nurses (as educators) to expand beyond breast health to improve population screening behaviors for other health conditions. A unique aspect of this program is the utilization of a peer support ôambassadorö to assist the participants in following through with obtaining a mammogram once the educational program is completed. The results of the on-going survey may identify unknown barriers. The tracking system may provide data to mammography sites that may influence a change in organizational policy.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE "VIP PROGRAM OF HUNTERDON COUNTY": AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AGE 65 AND OLDER AIMED AT IMPROVING THE RATES OF ANNUAL SCREENING MAMMOGRAMSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVecchio, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Jacquelineen_US
dc.contributor.authorVlahakis, Pamelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVitolins, Audreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorHornbeck, Suzanneen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Vecchio, RN MSN ANP-C OCN, Community Education and Outreach, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Flemington, New Jersey, USA, email: mary.vecchio@earthlink.net; Jacqueline Allen, RN, MSN, CNS, AOCN; Pamela Vlahakis, RN; Audrey Vitolins, LCSW; Mary Riley, Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation, Flemington, New Jersey; Suzanne Hornbeck, Central and South Jersey Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164903-
dc.description.abstractIn Hunterdon County, 46% of women on Medicare reported not having a screening mammogram during the past 12 months. Recommendations from the recent New Jersey Needs Assessment Report include ôexpanded outreach efforts for cancer education, screening, and treatment services in addition to forming partnerships with organizations capable of providing education on the importance of cancer prevention and screeningö. Oncology nurses serve as a valuable resource to provide education to this target population. The purpose of this program is to educate women on the increasing value of a screening mammogram as they get older and to identify barriers that may be prohibiting women from obtaining a screening mammogram. Incorporation of the aspects of the Health Belief Model supports the framework of this program. This program will be introduced to organizations whose memberships reflect the target population. Surveys will be issued to attendees to identify barriers for obtaining mammograms. Individuals who have not obtained a mammogram in the past 12 months will be counseled on the procedure and locations to receive one. A pre-addressed postcard will be used to track screening completion. A peer support ôambassadorö within the organization will assist the participant if necessary. The goal of this program is to build upon the strong reputation of personalized care that is firmly established within the culture of the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Measurable objectives include the establishment of community partnerships and increasing the number of women 65 and older who receive screening mammograms. Designers of this program hope to identify barriers that an older woman must overcome in order to obtain a screening mammogram. Validation of the importance of this identification and targeted education may encourage nurses (as educators) to expand beyond breast health to improve population screening behaviors for other health conditions. A unique aspect of this program is the utilization of a peer support ôambassadorö to assist the participants in following through with obtaining a mammogram once the educational program is completed. The results of the on-going survey may identify unknown barriers. The tracking system may provide data to mammography sites that may influence a change in organizational policy.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:01Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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