Breast Health and Cancer Screening: A Program to Educate and Screen Girl Scouts and Female Family Members and Friends

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165703
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Health and Cancer Screening: A Program to Educate and Screen Girl Scouts and Female Family Members and Friends
Author(s):
Nelson, Jenenne
Author Details:
Jenenne Nelson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, email: jnelson@uccs.edu
Abstract:
Education and screening continue to play a key role in altering breast cancer morbidity and mortality statistics since the disease remains incurable. This program was developed collaboratively with Beth-El College of Nursing of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council, and the Penrose Hospital System. The program provides information to Girl Scouts and their mothers about breast health and breast self examinations. The theoretical framework used in this program focused on the interrelationship between knowledge, empowerment, and family and social relationships, integral components that support wellness. The program provided knowledge and hands-on breast self-examinations (BSE) practice. The sample was recruited by inviting Girl Scouts to attend the program with their mothers and adult females. Approximately 150 Girl Scouts and their mothers and friends attended the three-hour program. Girl Scouts and the adult women practiced BSE techniques and a toured a mammography suite. The adult females were offered free clinical breast examination. Multiple evaluation methods were used in this program. First, participants were asked to evaluate the program upon completion. Additionally, an 18-month follow-up survey is planned on the effectiveness of the educational offering as measured by adherence to American Cancer Society screening age appropriate guidelines. The program significance rests in the notion that education within a family/social network facilitates wellness if the individuals are empowered with knowledge. Teaching Girl Scouts breast health may influence breast cancer detection and screening techniques not only in the Girl Scouts but also their mothers and adult females. This model program may help educate young women about early breast cancer detection as well as offer adult women information about their breast cancer risks and techniques to identify potential breast problems.
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.titleBreast Health and Cancer Screening: A Program to Educate and Screen Girl Scouts and Female Family Members and Friendsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Jenenneen_US
dc.author.detailsJenenne Nelson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, email: jnelson@uccs.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165703-
dc.description.abstractEducation and screening continue to play a key role in altering breast cancer morbidity and mortality statistics since the disease remains incurable. This program was developed collaboratively with Beth-El College of Nursing of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council, and the Penrose Hospital System. The program provides information to Girl Scouts and their mothers about breast health and breast self examinations. The theoretical framework used in this program focused on the interrelationship between knowledge, empowerment, and family and social relationships, integral components that support wellness. The program provided knowledge and hands-on breast self-examinations (BSE) practice. The sample was recruited by inviting Girl Scouts to attend the program with their mothers and adult females. Approximately 150 Girl Scouts and their mothers and friends attended the three-hour program. Girl Scouts and the adult women practiced BSE techniques and a toured a mammography suite. The adult females were offered free clinical breast examination. Multiple evaluation methods were used in this program. First, participants were asked to evaluate the program upon completion. Additionally, an 18-month follow-up survey is planned on the effectiveness of the educational offering as measured by adherence to American Cancer Society screening age appropriate guidelines. The program significance rests in the notion that education within a family/social network facilitates wellness if the individuals are empowered with knowledge. Teaching Girl Scouts breast health may influence breast cancer detection and screening techniques not only in the Girl Scouts but also their mothers and adult females. This model program may help educate young women about early breast cancer detection as well as offer adult women information about their breast cancer risks and techniques to identify potential breast problems.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:23:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:23:25Z-
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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