Accession Number : ADA443782


Title :   Increasing Breast Cancer Surveillance among African American Breast Cancer Survivors


Descriptive Note : Annual summary, 9 Jun 2004-8 Jun 2005


Corporate Author : MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEW YORK


Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Hayley


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a443782.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jul 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : Breast cancer survivors are at elevated risk for developing a new breast cancer compared to healthy women; they also are at considerable risk for breast cancer recurrence. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, survivors should undergo careful breast cancer surveillance, including annual mammography and breast self-exam. However, studies indicate that breast cancer surveillance among African American survivors, particularly mammography, is low, especially given the higher risk of survivors as a group. The promotion of breast cancer surveillance among African American survivors is an area that deserves special attention, as cancers detected early are more treatable. One promising strategy is the adaptation of a peer-led intervention developed to increase screening among healthy African American women. The objectives of the current study are as follows: (1) to evaluate the impact of a peer-led intervention on breast cancer surveillance intention and adherence among African American breast cancer survivors through a randomized controlled trial, and (2) to investigate the mediational pathways through which the peer-led intervention impacts surveillance intention and adherence.


Descriptors :   *SURVIVAL(GENERAL) , *SURVEILLANCE , *INTERVENTION , *BREAST CANCER , *MEDICAL SCREENING , *AFRICAN AMERICANS , RISK , INTERVIEWING , MAMMOGRAPHY , SELF TREATMENT , PEER GROUPS , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , WOMEN , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE