Early detection and immediate follow-up treatment for cancer of the breast and cervix can reduce morbidity and mortality.
This report describes adherence to follow-up appointments for suspected breast and cervical malignancies in a population of low-income black women who participated in a community-based nurse-managed screening program.
Components of the program that were part of the intervention included the following:
a consistent referral mechanism augmented by a computerized tickler system;
education of women about the importance of follow-up;
and active nurse assistance in the follow-up process.
Referral for follow-up of suspected malignancies or for other questionable findings was made to the public sector hospital clinics (86%) or to other providers of the women's choice (14%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie, Col utérus, Glande mammaire, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Col utérus pathologie, Dépistage, Homme, Programme sanitaire, Femelle, Négroïde
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases, Uterine cervix, Mammary gland, Female genital diseases, Uterine cervix diseases, Medical screening, Human, Sanitary program, Female, Negroid
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0673741
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 199406.