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Jan. 3, 2005 -- Six ASU faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions and one faculty member from the College of Education recently completed a major research study on Teaching Breast Cancer Screening to African-American Women in the Arkansas Mississippi River Delta.
The research team consisted of the following Assistant Professors of Nursing: Cathy P. Hall, MSN, RN, OCN, Paige D. Wimberley, MSN, RN; Judith T. Pfriemer, MSN, RN; and Annette S. Stacy, MSN, RN, AOCN. Additional members included Evelyn M. Hubbard, MSE, RT, Assistant Professor of Radiological Science; Jacquelyn D. Gilbert, BS, PT, MPH, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy; and John D. Hall, Ph.D., LP, SPS, NCSP, Associate Professor of Psychology & Counseling.
The research study was supported by a grant from the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and from funding from the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University.
are more likely to die of breast cancer than are women from any other
racial or ethnic group. The American Cancer Society (2003) reports a
mortality rate among African-American women that is 30% higher than the
rate for white women. Research indicated that African-American women are
less likely to be diagnosed with early breast cancer and are more likely
to have regional or distant spread.
The purpose of the study
was to determine the effectiveness of a multifaceted, culturally-sensitive
breast cancer education program with African-American women in the
Arkansas Mississippi River Delta. Primary content for the program was
developed from materials obtained from the American Cancer Society and the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The research study was unique in that the program was delivered by the faculty in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and African-American students enrolled in degree programs within the College. The students included: Jennifer M. Hubbard-Davis, Brenda C. Sanders, Kelli L. Williams-Steele, Cindy L. Long, Tamara M. Futrell, Willie Mae Starks, and Natasha N. Montgomery. Janet A. Harp, a graduate nursing student, Jeremy D. Christian, a graduate student enrolled in the Psychology & Counseling program, and Dr. Craig H. Jones, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, also assisted with the study. The primary setting for the program was African-American churches located in five counties within the Northeast Arkansas Mississippi River Delta.
The study has been accepted for publication in Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF), a major international journal of nursing. The article should appear in the July 2005 issue of ONF. A similar study is currently being planned for the Fall of 2005 involving Hispanic women who reside in the Northeast Arkansas Mississippi River Delta.
Fore more details,
contact Cathy P. Hall, RN, MSN, OCN, Assistant Professor of Nursing in
the Department of Nursing, 972-3074 or
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