A tailored intervention for mammography among low-income African-American women

Victoria L. Champion, Dixie W. Ray, Douglas K. Heilman, Jeffrey K. Springston

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Abstract

This report describes a tailored intervention to increase compliance regarding mammography and the stage of its adoption among low-income African-American women aged 45 to 64 years. Two randomly assigned groups received either an in-person tailored intervention or routine care. The intervention was targeted toward perceived risk of breast cancer and perceived benefits of and barriers to breast cancer screening. Participants accrued from a community service center were followed for one year to identify the effect of the intervention on adoption of mammography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • African-Americans
  • Breast cancer
  • Interventions
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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