Accession Number : ADA299768

Title :   Breast Cancer Information System Designed to Foster Increased Proactive Prevention Activities among Minority Populations.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 94-30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : TELESONIC ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Blackshear, Leonard A.

PDF Url : ADA299768

Report Date : 27 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : TeleSonic proposes to develop and innovative multimedia automated telephone information system to increase preventative actions against breast cancer among minority and underserved female populations. The hypothesis is: through the successful development and implementation of an innovative multimedia automated telephone information system, it is possible to show that it can be used as an effective tool against breast cancer by reaching minority and underserved female populations, and by fostering them to take poSitive action. Anticipated results include: the successful development and operation of a breast cancer telephone information system; an increase in minority and underserved females seeking information; an increase in females who take proactive data measuring the efficacy of such a system among minority and underserved Populations; and the enhancement of information infrastructure for use by physicians, patients, and concerned family members. The target geographic regions will be selected to test the system. Region I, a control region, will target upper and mid-level socioeconomic households, while Region II will target minority and lower socioeconomic households.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *HYPOTHESES, *CANCER, *MAMMARY GLANDS, MINORITIES, FAMILY MEMBERS, TARGETS, POPULATION, REGIONS, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, PHYSICIANS, PREVENTION, HOMING, FEMALES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE