Accession Number : ADA332374

Title :   Mammography Use by Older Mexican American Women

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 96-30 Jun 97

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

Personal Author(s) : Freeman, Jean L.

PDF Url : ADA332374

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to examine the determinants of mammographic screening in older Mexican American women, particularly the influence of strong family relationships on promoting screening behavior. Findings are used to suggest alternative designs for screening programs that address both the special barriers of older Mexican American women in accessing screening services and the unique strengths of their family ties in encouraging screening mammography. The study surveys 600 Mexican American women 50-74 years old in southeast Texas regarding their use of mammographic screening. A random sample of subjects is identified through a one stage cluster sample. Data is collected through in home interviews on determinants of ever having a mammogram and having had a mammogram in the past two years. Reports of mammograms are confirmed with medical records. During the first year of the study, a questionnaire has been developed, translated into Spanish, back translated, and pre-tested. Based on Census block group data, the primary sampling units have been selected. A subcontract was signed with Louis Harris and Associates to perform survey field work. Under this subcontract, listing and training materials have been developed with UTMB staff, interviewers hired and trained, programming completed for a computerized personal interview, and field procedures pre-tested.

Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, MINORITIES, WOMEN, MAMMARY GLANDS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE