Gaps in Perceptions of Breast Cancer Disparities among Patients, Community Members, and Providers

Educational Intervention Opportunities

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The objective of this study was to explore the reasons for breast cancer disparities among African-Americans in Nebraska., A qualitative study was conducted using interviews with 65 indi- viduals, including healthcare and public health professionals and African-American community members. African-American women, especially younger women, had a low level of awareness of breast cancer and stated that cancer screening was not a priority. Primary care providers had varying levels of knowledge about breast cancer screening guidelines and varying levels of consistency when implementing breast health education and screening. Additionally, oncologists were not aware of the extent and impact of the financial and psycho-social problems that African-American patients were experiencing. The study findings indicate the need for education and awareness building in both community members and provider groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Fingerprint

African Americans
Breast Neoplasms
Early Detection of Cancer
Social Problems
Health Education
Primary Health Care
Breast
Public Health
Guidelines
Interviews
Delivery of Health Care
Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

@article{ad2cb9a0cacf44999fbe5f55352dd3a8,
title = "Gaps in Perceptions of Breast Cancer Disparities among Patients, Community Members, and Providers: Educational Intervention Opportunities",
abstract = "The objective of this study was to explore the reasons for breast cancer disparities among African-Americans in Nebraska., A qualitative study was conducted using interviews with 65 indi- viduals, including healthcare and public health professionals and African-American community members. African-American women, especially younger women, had a low level of awareness of breast cancer and stated that cancer screening was not a priority. Primary care providers had varying levels of knowledge about breast cancer screening guidelines and varying levels of consistency when implementing breast health education and screening. Additionally, oncologists were not aware of the extent and impact of the financial and psycho-social problems that African-American patients were experiencing. The study findings indicate the need for education and awareness building in both community members and provider groups.",
author = "Jackie Hill and Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway and Shope, {Ronald J}",
year = "2016",
month = "7",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "27",
pages = "45--52",
journal = "Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA",
issn = "0885-6028",
publisher = "The National Black Nurses' Association, Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Gaps in Perceptions of Breast Cancer Disparities among Patients, Community Members, and Providers

T2 - Educational Intervention Opportunities

AU - Hill, Jackie

AU - Watanabe-Galloway, Shinobu

AU - Shope, Ronald J

PY - 2016/7/1

Y1 - 2016/7/1

N2 - The objective of this study was to explore the reasons for breast cancer disparities among African-Americans in Nebraska., A qualitative study was conducted using interviews with 65 indi- viduals, including healthcare and public health professionals and African-American community members. African-American women, especially younger women, had a low level of awareness of breast cancer and stated that cancer screening was not a priority. Primary care providers had varying levels of knowledge about breast cancer screening guidelines and varying levels of consistency when implementing breast health education and screening. Additionally, oncologists were not aware of the extent and impact of the financial and psycho-social problems that African-American patients were experiencing. The study findings indicate the need for education and awareness building in both community members and provider groups.

AB - The objective of this study was to explore the reasons for breast cancer disparities among African-Americans in Nebraska., A qualitative study was conducted using interviews with 65 indi- viduals, including healthcare and public health professionals and African-American community members. African-American women, especially younger women, had a low level of awareness of breast cancer and stated that cancer screening was not a priority. Primary care providers had varying levels of knowledge about breast cancer screening guidelines and varying levels of consistency when implementing breast health education and screening. Additionally, oncologists were not aware of the extent and impact of the financial and psycho-social problems that African-American patients were experiencing. The study findings indicate the need for education and awareness building in both community members and provider groups.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85050963139&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85050963139&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 27

SP - 45

EP - 52

JO - Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA

JF - Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA

SN - 0885-6028

IS - 1

ER -