A trial to increase mammography utilization among Los Angeles Hispanic women
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The objective of this program was to increase mammography screening rates among Hispanic women through a series of targeted community-wide interventions. A diverse array of outreach efforts was offered by the program to increase awareness and use of screening mammography. Before the program, 12 percent of the Hispanic women surveyed in the intervention community had been screened, compared with 27 percent after the program. There was no change in screening among Hispanic women in the control community (23 percent before and 24 percent after the program). The program demonstrated that the awareness and behavior of "hard-to-reach" underscreened Hispanic women can be changed through intensive targeted outreach and that a church-based cancer control program can play an effective role in the process. This finding has national health policy implications.

Author(s): 
Fox, S. A.
Stein, J. A.
Gonzalez, R. E.
Farrenkopf, M.
Dellinger, A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Health Care Poor Underserved
Publication Date: 
1998-08
Publication Year: 
1998
Pages: 
309-321
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1049-2089
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 10073211

Turabian/Chicago Citation

S. A. Fox, J. A. Stein, R. E. Gonzalez, M. Farrenkopf and A. Dellinger. 1998-08. "A trial to increase mammography utilization among Los Angeles Hispanic women." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 9: 3: 309-321.

Wikipedia Citation

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