Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thoughts from an author from CANCER NURSING 38:2
Below are thoughts from an author published in our current issue, 38:2 (Mar/Apr), regarding the article...
Validation of a Cultural Cancer Screening Scale for Mammogram Utilization in a Sample of African American Women
by Jerome-D’Emilia, Bonnie PhD, MPH, RN; Chittams, Jesse MS
Dr. Jerome-D’Emilia explains:
I worked with the women who attend two Baptist churches in Camden, NJ to validate the Cultural Cancer Screening Scale in a sample of African American women. The social and cultural factors in this scale were as relevant to African American women as they have previously been found to be in Hispanic and White women. My goal is to demonstrate that poor women tend to face very similar individual, social and structural barriers in their access to health care.
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