Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 4A, P11-21 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0129 View full text
Mary Edith Powell, Vivian Carter, Eunice Bonsi, Gwendolyn Johnson, Licia Williams, Lucile Taylor-Smith, Quanita Hayes, Pamela C. Hull, Van A. Cain, Baqar A. Husaini

Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a church-based breast cancer screening education program on mammography attainment by African American women 40 years old and older in rural Alabama. The sample consisted of 192 women who volunteered to participate in the study through 13 African American churches in a rural, economically-depressed Alabama county. The design was quasi-experimental and had some features of community-based participatory research. Churches were randomly assigned to …

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