Accession Number : ADA329493

Title :   Breast Cancer Outreach for Underserved Women: A Randomized Trial and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jun 96-31 May 97,

Corporate Author : NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CANCER CENTER UNION CITY

Personal Author(s) : Pasick, Rena J.

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Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The current state of knowledge in breast cancer early detection outreach to underserved and multi-ethnic populations is lacking tested interventions that specifically address lifelong, periodic screening, and that have been evaluated for cost-effectiveness. Based on the successes of a nearly completed NCI-funded community intervention trial, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Intervention Study (BACCIS), the current study develops an adapted outreach intervention, BACCIS-II, a moderate level intervention, and evaluates it for cost-effectiveness in a randomized, controlled trial with a minimal intervention. The cost-effectiveness analysis will also compare these two interventions with the intensive BACCIS intervention. In the new model, 80 volunteers known as Women's Health Advocates are recruited among organizations that serve low-income communities. We hypothesize that these WHAs, upon completion of training, will reach 1600 underserved, underscreened women and demonstrate significant advances in screening adoption stage during the study period. Development of the interventions is nearing completion and full implementation is scheduled for the end of July, 1997.

Descriptors :   *INTERVENTION, *BREAST CANCER, COMMUNITIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MINORITIES, WOMEN.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE