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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165978
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rural women cancer prevention practices
Author(s):
Shum, Serey
Author Details:
Serey Shum, Instructor, West Texas A & M University School of Nursing, Canyon, Texas, USA, email: SSHUM@wtamu.edu
Abstract:
Disease prevention efforts have dramatically improved health and well-being in the United States. Rural farmers and their families are exposed to agricultural-related diseases. Much research had focused on the health practices of farmers. Few studies were found regarding the health practices of women living and working on the rural farm. The present study focused on describing the following cancer prevention practices of rural farm women: (1) mammography, (2) clinical breast exams., (3) Pap smears, (4) skin protection, and (5) tobacco use. This study was drawn from a larger survey focusing on women's and children's health behaviors, practices, and injuries sustained in a twelve-month period. Six hundred and sixty-five women responded to a thirty-minute telephone interview. The work was supported by a subcontract grant from the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education at the University of Texas in Tyler, Texas. The results indicated 74% of the participants previously had a mammogram and 93% had clinical breast exams. The percentage (98%) was high for participants who had Pap smears. Sun exposure and use of skin protection practices to prevent skin cancer were inconsistent. Ninety-five percent of the participants believed that the sun was dangerous, but only 63% of those women had tried to avoid sun exposure. A total of 85% of the population took some form of skin protection to prevent skin cancer. A high incidence (11%) of skin cancer was noted. Twenty-eight percent of the participants smoked 100 cigarettes in their life. Forty-three percent of those participants were smoking at the time of the survey. The cancer prevention practice results were compared to other rural women studies in the literature. On going application of this research to current rural nursing practice will be discussed in the presentation.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
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.titleRural women cancer prevention practicesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShum, Sereyen_US
dc.author.detailsSerey Shum, Instructor, West Texas A & M University School of Nursing, Canyon, Texas, USA, email: SSHUM@wtamu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165978-
dc.description.abstractDisease prevention efforts have dramatically improved health and well-being in the United States. Rural farmers and their families are exposed to agricultural-related diseases. Much research had focused on the health practices of farmers. Few studies were found regarding the health practices of women living and working on the rural farm. The present study focused on describing the following cancer prevention practices of rural farm women: (1) mammography, (2) clinical breast exams., (3) Pap smears, (4) skin protection, and (5) tobacco use. This study was drawn from a larger survey focusing on women's and children's health behaviors, practices, and injuries sustained in a twelve-month period. Six hundred and sixty-five women responded to a thirty-minute telephone interview. The work was supported by a subcontract grant from the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education at the University of Texas in Tyler, Texas. The results indicated 74% of the participants previously had a mammogram and 93% had clinical breast exams. The percentage (98%) was high for participants who had Pap smears. Sun exposure and use of skin protection practices to prevent skin cancer were inconsistent. Ninety-five percent of the participants believed that the sun was dangerous, but only 63% of those women had tried to avoid sun exposure. A total of 85% of the population took some form of skin protection to prevent skin cancer. A high incidence (11%) of skin cancer was noted. Twenty-eight percent of the participants smoked 100 cigarettes in their life. Forty-three percent of those participants were smoking at the time of the survey. The cancer prevention practice results were compared to other rural women studies in the literature. On going application of this research to current rural nursing practice will be discussed in the presentation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:37:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:37:42Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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