Introduction: Breast cancer mortality rates among African American (AA) women are at 29.2 deaths per 100,000 persons compared with 20.6 deaths per 100,000 persons among Caucasian women. Regular mammography screening may significantly reduce breast cancer mortality and narrow this disparity. This study guided by PEN-3 model aims to explore the relationships and expectations domain and identify perceptions, enablers, and nurturers of regular mammography among AA women. Method: As part of an intervention study, in-depth interviews were conducted with 39 AA women recruited from the emergency department of a public university hospital. Results: Women’s perceptions included fear and limited knowledge. Enablers identified were cost, socioeconomic, and race-related discrimination, and health care previous experiences. Nurturers identified included observation of family experiences and lack of health-related social support. Discussion: Findings underscore the need to develop culturally tailored interventions to address the issues salient to this population.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Transcultural Nursing|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The project described was supported by Award Number K01CA133138 from the National Cancer Institute (PI: Jennifer Hatcher). Also, this publication was supported by the University of Kentucky College of Nursing (CON) DREAM Center.
© The Author(s) 2018.
- African Americans
- breast cancer
- mammography screening
- qualitative analysis
- semistructured interviews
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (all)