Mammography and African American Women Dissertation or Thesis

Mammography and African American Women
A dissertation on breast cancer in African-American women.
# 148586 | 22,755 words | 121 sources | APA | 2011 | KE
Published on Oct 27, 2011 in Medical and Health (General)

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This is a large and in-depth research paper on breast cancer in African-American women in the San Francisco area. Divided into various chapters, the paper offers a look at the psychological factors, sociological factors and the medical factors helping to screen for cancer and cure it. The paper relates that the purpose of the study is to look at these three factors and how they affect women getting mammograms and then provide recommendations for outreach and education. It includes an appendix with letters, questionnaire examples and more. Several tables are also included in the paper.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Literature Review
Chapter 3: Research Methods
Chapter 4: Findings
Chapter 5: Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of psycho-cultural, socioeconomic and medical barriers on the mammography screening rates among African-American women age 40 and older in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moreover, the study focused on mammography within African-American women in order to identify particular cultural, social, and psycho-cultural beliefs and attitudes affecting compliance with yearly mammograms. The goal of the research is to develop recommendations for improved future outreach and education programs that can increase African-American women's uptake with regards to mammography screening. This outcome was regarded as a public health priority for African American women and any significant improvement in their uptake rates would be of substantial social benefit to this population (Ward et al., 2004)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abrums, M. (2000). Jesus will fix it after awhile: Meanings and health. Social Science & Medicine, 50(1), 89-105.
  • Adams, M.L., Becker, H. & Colbert, A. (2001). African-American women's perceptions of mammography screening. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 12(2), 44-48.
  • Albaugh, J.A. (2003). Spirituality and life-threatening illness: A phenomenological study. Oncology Nursing Forum, 30(4), 593-598.
  • American Cancer Society. (1996). Breast self-examination: A new approach: Publication 6438.39. American Cancer Society, California.
  • American Cancer Society. (2006a). Cancer facts and figures for African Americans 2005-2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society.

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