Accession Number : ADA335995

Title :   Culturally Based Intervention for Breast Cancer in Rural African Americans

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

Corporate Author : EAST CAROLINA UNIV GREENVILLE NC

Personal Author(s) : Lanin, Donalld R.

PDF Url : ADA335995

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The purpose of this project is to develop methods to encourage earlier detection of breast cancer in rural African-Americans. Our focus is on cultural and psychosocial beliefs which contribute to patient delay in seeking treatment for the symptoms of breast cancer. A documentary video and other educational materials are being developed which will be utilized in several aspects of the intervention. The components of the intervention include a health conference, media campaign, community educational programs, and information provided to younger patients to share with their older female relatives. The pre-intervention census survey of the two counties is almost complete and the instrument for the pre-intervention interviews has been developed. Once it is pre-tested, the data collection will begin. This will be followed by the intervention on the experimental county which is scheduled to begin in early 1998.

Descriptors :   *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *AFRICAN AMERICANS, *BREAST CANCER, SYMPOSIA, DETECTION, COMMUNITIES, EDUCATION, HEALTH, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, ETHNIC GROUPS, INTERVENTION, RURAL AREAS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE