African American women are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from breast cancer.
African American women ages 50 and older have been a difficult group to reach through conventional breast cancer intervention programs.
Cultural and health beliefs that differ from mainstream society are reported to be factors contributing to the low rates of breast screening among this group.
In addition to these attitudinal factors, older African American women are disproportionately represented among uninsured and under-insured Americans.
As a result, cost becomes a barrier to mammography screening for many of these women.
This project proposes to increase breast cancer screening awareness and provide a referral or free breast screening, or both, for African American women ages 50 and older.
This information will be offered in the culturally familiar setting of local beauty salons.
The culturally sensitive educational pamphlets developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and video developed by the NCI-funded project, Cancer Prevention Research Unit, will be used to promote mammography, clinical breast examinations, and breast self-examination.
Providers staffing a mobile mammography van provided by Dr.
Anitha Mitchell of the Association of Black Women Physicians through a grant from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will perform mammograms for women on site during scheduled intervals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Mammographie, Palpation, Noir américain, Ethnie, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Institut beauté, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Health education, Prevention, Mammography, Palpation, Black American, Ethnic group, Sanitary program, Human, Female, United States, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0481980
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.