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dc.contributor.advisorDancy, Babrbaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Yolanda A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-10T19:45:26Z
dc.date.available2014-06-11T09:30:20Z
dc.date.created2012-08en_US
dc.date.issued2012-12-10
dc.date.submitted2012-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/9292
dc.description.abstractWomen who have less than a high school education, who are low- income, or have no health insurance are the least likely to participate in a recent mammogram. A qualitative descriptive research design was used to interview physicians and advanced practice nurses to examine what guidelines and criteria were used to screen women of different education, income, and insurance statuses. The sample included 10 physicians and 10 advanced practice nurses from obstetrics and gynecology and family practice specialty. Five physicians were obstetricians/gynecologists, and five were family practice physicians. The advanced practice nurses include seven obstetrics/gynecology advanced practice nurses and three family practice nurses. Seven (70%) of the physicians reported using United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, while six (60%) of the advanced practice nurses reported using American Cancer Society’s guidelines. No response related to general criteria or personal judgment was reported by 50% of the sample. Fourteen (70%) of the 20 participants reported that they would not screen a woman differently based on education. Fourteen (70%) of the participants reported that they would refer and/or give resources to a woman who does not have any insurance. Eleven (55%) of the 20 participants reported that there was no difference in how they would screen low-income women compared to high-income women. The findings of this study indicate that healthcare providers used guidelines albeit different ones by physicians and the advanced practice nurses. The findings also indicate that healthcare providers do not screen women differently based on education and income. Healthcare providers need to realize that they have a key role in becoming more vigilant in increasing mammography utilization among less educated, low-income, and uninsured women.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright 2012 Yolanda A. Colemanen_US
dc.subjectBreast canceren_US
dc.subjectbreast cancer screeningen_US
dc.subjecthealthcare providersen_US
dc.subjectless- educated womenen_US
dc.subjectlow-income womenen_US
dc.subjectMammographyen_US
dc.subjectuninsured womenen_US
dc.titleBreast Cancer Screening Guidelines Based on the Woman’s Education, Income, and Insuranceen_US
thesis.degree.departmentNursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDallas, Constanceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHolm, Karynen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKim, MiJaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Evaen_US
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