Accession Number : ADA549841


Title :   Impact of Institutional- and Individual-Level Discrimination on Medical Care and Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Survivors


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011


Corporate Author : CANCER PREVENTION INST OF CALIFORNIA FREMONT


Personal Author(s) : Gomez, Scarlett


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a549841.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : During this reporting period, we completed analysis and reported on the qualitative focus group and one-on-one interviews, finalized the survey and cognitive guide for testing the survey in the cognitive phase, completed translation of the survey and cognitive guide documents into Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog, and completed 36 total cognitive interviews with breast cancer survivors from 7 racial/ethnic groups. Because of the complexities of issues that were identified in the qualitative analysis, we decided to include more survey items than originally intended to be tested in the cognitive phase and, to reduce participant fatigue, we split the cognitive survey guide into two interviews, with the goal of testing each overall section of the survey on 3 participants. We conducted a thorough analysis of the aggregate cognitive data, tested revisions to problematic questions on remaining cognitive participants, further revised, and ultimately finalized the survey instrument. We have developed training materials and protocol for the final, epidemiologic, study phase.


Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER , *DISCRIMINATION , CHINA , COGNITION , FATIGUE , INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS , QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS , SPLITTING , SURVEYS , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , TRANSLATIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE