Accession Number : ADA336641

Title :   Delays and Refusals in Treatment for Breast Cancer Among Native American and Hispanic Women with Breast Cancer.

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

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Saavedra, Elba L. ; Duryea, Elias

PDF Url : ADA336641

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to identify and describe the factors associated with delays in breast cancer treatment as mediated by psycho-social, cultural, and demographic variables among Hispanic, Native American and non-Hispanic white women. The scope of this study will enroll a total of 70 participants, 35 patients and 35 family members or other care givers identified by the patient. This ethnographic study will gather qualitative data through the use of an interview guide and a semi-structured interview. Interviews will be conducted for a minimum of two sessions. The location of the interviews will be chosen by the patient or care giver. The study will seek input and assistance from community individuals and organizations such as tribal Community Health Representatives (CHRs), the Native American cancer support group 'The Gathering of Cancer Support', People Living Through Cancer, and the American Cancer Society. A strong foundation for the implementation of the study of has been laid in this formative stage. Study methods have been clarified, the population has been identified, and the instrument is largely designed. Perhaps most significantly, a strong network of professional and community contacts has been developed, without which the smooth implementation of the study would be impossible.

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *DELAY, *WOMEN, *HISPANICS, *AMERICAN INDIANS, *BREAST CANCER, MEDICAL RESEARCH, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CANCER, ETHNOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE