Navigation Links
Fear, misconceptions about screenings keep many African-Americans from getting mammograms
Date:11/12/2008

Training physicians and caregivers to improve cultural sensitivity and communication with economically disadvantaged African-American patients could influence these women to get mammograms that could save their lives, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

The study found that many African-American women perceive they are being treated with disrespect and receive inadequate explanations about screenings when they go to health care facilities. These experiences influenced their decisions to skip mammograms. They also fear they won't receive correct treatment so they avoid mammograms altogether, the study adds.

"The issue here is not whether these feelings are founded or unfounded," said study author Monica Peek, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at the Medical Center. "The study gives more direction to health professionals on how they can adapt their treatment styles to encourage this high-risk group of women to get screened."

The findings may help account for the huge disparity between death rates from breast cancer in white versus African-American women. Nationally, African-American women have a 35 percent higher mortality rate from breast cancer than white women, according to the National Cancer Institute. In Chicago, the mortality rate for African-American women is dramatically higher than for white women -- 73 percent -- according to the Sinai Urban Health Institute.

The findings are based on feedback gathered during focus groups that included 29 low-income African-American women who were at least 40 years old. The women were asked about their perception of mammograms, whether they would undergo one to screen for breast cancer, and other related questions.

Despite recommendations for women 40 and older to have annual mammograms, only 55 percent of the women reported having a mammogram within the last two years. One woman in the study had a history of breast cancer.

<
'/>"/>
Contact: Martha O'Connell
Martha.OConnell@uchospitals.edu
773-834-8089
University of Chicago Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Shining a Light on Sunscreen: Sun Protection Misconceptions Unveiled by Dr. Jeffrey Dover and CVS/pharmacy
2. Dr. Lance H. Brown President-Elect of Dermatologic Society of Greater New York Fights Misconceptions About Sun Protection and Skin Care in Support of Skin Cancer Awareness Month - May
3. Pet Owner Survey Finds Misconceptions About Aging Pets; Debunks Myths, Offers Advice on Improving Senior Pet Care
4. Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder Explained, From the Harvard Health Letter
5. LUNA Pure Prevention Survey Confirms Breast Cancer Misconceptions
6. World leaders must be more open about their health
7. MEDVERSATION(TM) Website Launched by Centocor to Facilitate Physician-Patient Dialogue About Drug Benefits and Risks
8. Audio: NACCP, Families Fighting Flu, and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Team Up to Educate Families About Annual Childhood Flu Vaccination
9. NACCP, Families Fighting Flu, and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Team Up to Educate Families About Annual Childhood Flu Vaccination
10. WomenHeart Urges Women to Talk With Doctors About New Study Showing Statins Prevent Heart Attacks, Deaths
11. Project Runway Designer Brings Living Positive By Design Campaign to New York to Educate About Living With HIV and Combat Stigma Associated With the Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... to consider: , 1. The appropriate ... 2. The potential for adverse cardiovascular outcomes ... litigation ongoing, an informally-organized litigation group subcommittee prepared a ... replacement therapy. Among others, ZKB attorney Michelle L. Kranz ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... are Asian Americans at higher risk of developing type ... the disease at lower body weights? One part of ... high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized diets, which ... says George King, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief ... author of the study. , A Joslin randomized clinical ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 A petition to ... in laparoscopic hysterectomies and other gynecological surgeries has gathered ... figures posted on Change.org, at least 84,908 supporters had ... According to a recent report from ABC News, the ... Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, after his wife, Dr. Amy Reed, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Cadiz Laser Spa offers the ... to clients throughout Central Texas. The newest addition ... Induction Therapy. Using the revolutionary Rejuvapen micro-needling device ... clients correct a wide variety of skin issues. ... Cadiz Laser Spa is currently offering a special ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today ... Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) to support oral health ... Zone Program® in California. , The Orange County NCOHF ... local constituent groups and stakeholders in a comprehensive approach ... its devastating effects on local families. The support of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Advisory Committee Holds Hearing on Testosterone Safety 2Health News:In Joslin trial, Asian Americans lower insulin resistance on traditional diet 2Health News:In Joslin trial, Asian Americans lower insulin resistance on traditional diet 3Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Nears 85,000 Signatures, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Nears 85,000 Signatures, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Nears 85,000 Signatures, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Revolutionary Collagen Induction Therapy is Now Available at Cadiz Laser Spa 2Health News:Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Donation to America's ToothFairy Helps Deliver Critical Services 2
... Nobel Laureate Dr. Renato Dulbecco has demonstrated that an injection ... mouse breast tissue can seed a new mammary carcinoma . ... team of researchers led by Dr. Dulbecco, President Emeritus and ... support the observation that though cancer stem cells are rare, ...
... Scientists in the US claim to have developed a ... mental illnesses like mania, depression and schizophrenia . ... the heart, breathing rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, body ... Mail. ,It was initially developed to ...
... they had quickly fallen into a vicious circle of worrying ... they felt would adversely affect their chances of conceiving. They ... chore than a pleasure. ,As the months passed ... how their response fell into one of three distinct groups ...
... has refuted speculations that her fellow star Keira Knightley is ... about Knightley being afflicted by the disorder started doing the ... ,But Miller, who has befriended with Knightley on ... insists that the condition of her fellow co-star's health is ...
... recent scams, is now under investigation by the Food and ... the billion-dollar industry was examined by an in-house review board ... ,From the FDA itself, there has been ... have uncovered no morbid secrets. ,The body parts ...
... are more likely to have poorer quality of sleep ... to a research abstract that will be presented ... the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). ,The ... focused on 129 students, with an average age of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Single Cancer Stem Cell may Be Sufficient to Initiate and Maintain a Malignant Tumour 2Health News:Researchers Have Developed Computerized Garment to Diagnose Mental Illness 2Health News:Research Shows How Women Deal With the Stress When Trying for a Baby! 2Health News:Research Shows How Women Deal With the Stress When Trying for a Baby! 3Health News:Body Parts Industry Of U.S Under Investigation 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... that details how to implement GS1 Standards to ... (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in ... Applying GS1 Standards to U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply ... Chain Security Act , was developed in ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... has earned a $4 million milestone payment from ... with the initiation of a Phase 3 study ... (MDR), gram-negative bacterial infections.  The Phase 3 study ... the efficacy and safety of plazomicin compared to ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 17, 2014 Sutro ... bispecific antibodies, and the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, ... EMD Serono in the United States ... a collaboration and license agreement to develop antibody drug ... to a cytotoxic drug. The antibody is thought to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 2New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 3New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 4Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $4 Million from Achaogen for the Initiation of a Phase 3 Study of Plazomicin 2Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $4 Million from Achaogen for the Initiation of a Phase 3 Study of Plazomicin 3Sutro Biopharma and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, to Partner on Development of Antibody Drug Conjugates 2Sutro Biopharma and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, to Partner on Development of Antibody Drug Conjugates 3Sutro Biopharma and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, to Partner on Development of Antibody Drug Conjugates 4
... The Board of Directors of Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... that it reaffirmed the Company,s plans for both the launch ... Odyssey ™  platform into standard labs. "At ... commercial strategies put forth for the launch of Epoch, as ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Pharmaceutical Manufacturers - India ... This register contains information about 1327 ... includes the following details of the manufacturers: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stereotaxis' Board of Directors Reaffirms Commercialization Plans for Epoch™ and Odyssey™ Product Platforms 2Stereotaxis' Board of Directors Reaffirms Commercialization Plans for Epoch™ and Odyssey™ Product Platforms 3
Hemagglutination slide test for the qualitative detection and quantitative determination of antibodies to streptococcal extracellular antigens in serum, plasma, or whole blood....
Color-enhanced slide agglutination test for the rapid qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of antistreptolysin O....
Hemagglutination slide test for the qualitative and quantitative detection of Rheumatoid Factor in serum or synovial fluid....
Hemagglutination slide test for the qualitative and quantitative detection of infectious mononucleosis heterophile antibodies in serum or plasma....
Medicine Products: