Accession Number : ADA334091

Title :   Management Options for Women at Risk for Inherited Breast Cancer in a Multi-ethnic Health Plan Population: A Randomized Control Trial.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 96-31 Aug 97.

Corporate Author : KAISER FOUNDATION RESEARCH INST OAKLANDCA

Personal Author(s) : Hiatt, Robert A.

PDF Url : ADA334091

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Education strategies are needed for women interested in genetic testing for inherited susceptibility to breast cancer, but who are at low to moderate risk based on family history. This project was designed to develop and test appropriate and effective education and counseling measures for women from different ethnic groups at low to moderate risk. The project includes the use of questionnaires, focus groups, and a randomized control trial of education strategies to determine the most effective and appropriate measures for use with low-to-moderate risk women from minority populations. Resulting stategies will be usefully applied in the large, ethnically and economically diverse populations of health maintenance organizations from which increasing numbers of women receive health-related information and care. During the first year the project has designed and carried out a mailed survey of family history and attitudes toward genetic testing in a sample of 16,795 African American, Latina Asian and white women. Questionnaire follow-up is continuing; no data analysis has been completed at this writing.

Descriptors :   *ETHNIC GROUPS, *FAMILIES(HUMAN), *BREAST CANCER, *HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA PROCESSING, RISK, STRATEGY, EDUCATION, RANDOM VARIABLES, MINORITIES, POPULATION, SURVEYS, HISTORY, WOMEN, QUESTIONNAIRES, GENETICS, ASIA, CAUCASIANS, COUNSELING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE