Planning a breast cancer health promotion:Qualitative and quantitative data on Puerto Rican elderly women

Planning a breast cancer health promotion:Qualitative and quantitative data on Puerto Rican... Planning a breast cancer health promotionQualitative and quantitative data on Puerto Rican elderly women SAGE Publications, Inc.1999DOI: 10.1177/102538239900600405 M. Oliver-Vázquez, M. Sånchez-Ayéndez, E. Suárez-Pérez, H. Vélez-Almodovar The risk of a woman developing breast cancer increases with age '. With an ~ increasing proportion of the population 65 years and over, the importance of breast ~ cancer as a significant health problem in older women will grow '- ;. Despite that there are good methods for breast cancer screening (BCS), the use of breast cancer early detection practices decrease with age, particularly for mammograms and less dramatically for clinical breast examinations (CBE) '. Research among Latino women in the United States revealed that Puerto Rican elderly women comprise the largest group that has never heard of a mammogram' and that their use of BCS is lower than their white and African-American counterparts '. A review data from NCI Breast Cancer Screening Consortium indicates a number of barriers that affect BCS in these women, among them low education level, low financial status, lack of transportation, poor communication in the physician-client relationship, lack of knowledge and misconceptions about breast cancer and BCS 6. Affective variables also can play an important role http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Promotion and Education SAGE

Planning a breast cancer health promotion:Qualitative and quantitative data on Puerto Rican elderly women

Promotion and Education , Volume 6 (4): 16 – Dec 1, 1999
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Planning a breast cancer health promotion:Qualitative and quantitative data on Puerto Rican elderly women

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Planning a breast cancer health promotionQualitative and quantitative data on Puerto Rican elderly women SAGE Publications, Inc.1999DOI: 10.1177/102538239900600405 M. Oliver-Vázquez, M. Sånchez-Ayéndez, E. Suárez-Pérez, H. Vélez-Almodovar The risk of a woman developing breast cancer increases with age '. With an ~ increasing proportion of the population 65 years and over, the importance of breast ~ cancer as a significant health problem in older women will grow '- ;. Despite that there are good methods for breast cancer screening (BCS), the use of breast cancer early detection practices decrease with age, particularly for mammograms and less dramatically for clinical breast examinations (CBE) '. Research among Latino women in the United States revealed that Puerto Rican elderly women comprise the largest group that has never heard of a mammogram' and that their use of BCS is lower than their white and African-American counterparts '. A review data from NCI Breast Cancer Screening Consortium indicates a number of barriers that affect BCS in these women, among them low education level, low financial status, lack of transportation, poor communication in the physician-client relationship, lack of knowledge and misconceptions about breast cancer and BCS 6. Affective variables also can play an important role
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Planning a breast cancer health promotionQualitative and quantitative data on Puerto Rican elderly women SAGE Publications, Inc.1999DOI: 10.1177/102538239900600405 M. Oliver-Vázquez, M. Sånchez-Ayéndez, E. Suárez-Pérez, H. Vélez-Almodovar The risk of a woman developing breast cancer increases with age '. With an ~ increasing proportion of the population 65 years and over, the importance of breast ~ cancer as a significant health problem in older women will grow '- ;. Despite that there are good methods for breast cancer screening (BCS), the use of breast cancer early detection practices decrease with age, particularly for mammograms and less dramatically for clinical breast examinations (CBE) '. Research among Latino women in the United States revealed that Puerto Rican elderly women comprise the largest group that has never heard of a mammogram' and that their use of BCS is lower than their white and African-American counterparts '. A review data from NCI Breast Cancer Screening Consortium indicates a number of barriers that affect BCS in these women, among them low education level, low financial status, lack of transportation, poor communication in the physician-client relationship, lack of knowledge and misconceptions about breast cancer and BCS 6. Affective variables also can play an important role

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Published: Dec 1, 1999

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