Event Title

Breast Cancer Awareness, Understanding, Screening, Survivor Support, and Empowerment for Latina Women

Mentor 1

Dr. Sandra Underwood

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

29-4-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

While much progress has been made in the control of breast cancer, Latina women in the United States have not equally benefited from these successes. Breast awareness and early detection are essential to reducing breast cancer mortality. Many initiatives for Latina women have been proposed to promote breast awareness and breast care, however, data suggest that Latina women across the state are not being adequately reached. Identifying women in need of breast care have been identified as a statewide imperative. Yet few report efforts have been undertaken to delimit the characteristics of Latina women in need. A cross-sectional study of the breast care needs of Latina women in SE Wisconsin was therefore undertaken. The study aimed to explore the breast awareness and breast cancer screening practices of Latina women; and, the impact of sociocultural factors on breast awareness and breast cancer screening. Data were collected from 1073 women engaged in social service programs within S.E. Wisconsin using an investigator designed survey. The survey measures were based on the guidelines endorsed by the Komen Foundation. Data analysis revealed variations and deficits in breast awareness and screening by age, family history and health insurance status among the women in this targeted community.

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 3:30 PM

Breast Cancer Awareness, Understanding, Screening, Survivor Support, and Empowerment for Latina Women

Union Wisconsin Room

While much progress has been made in the control of breast cancer, Latina women in the United States have not equally benefited from these successes. Breast awareness and early detection are essential to reducing breast cancer mortality. Many initiatives for Latina women have been proposed to promote breast awareness and breast care, however, data suggest that Latina women across the state are not being adequately reached. Identifying women in need of breast care have been identified as a statewide imperative. Yet few report efforts have been undertaken to delimit the characteristics of Latina women in need. A cross-sectional study of the breast care needs of Latina women in SE Wisconsin was therefore undertaken. The study aimed to explore the breast awareness and breast cancer screening practices of Latina women; and, the impact of sociocultural factors on breast awareness and breast cancer screening. Data were collected from 1073 women engaged in social service programs within S.E. Wisconsin using an investigator designed survey. The survey measures were based on the guidelines endorsed by the Komen Foundation. Data analysis revealed variations and deficits in breast awareness and screening by age, family history and health insurance status among the women in this targeted community.