Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 19, issue 1, P56-74 2008 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2008.0018 View full text
Patricia Isabel. Documét, Heidi Hauser. Green, Janet. Adams, Lou Ann. Weil, Jami. Stockdale, Yll. Hyseni

Abstract: Low-income and minority women are less likely to be screened for breast and cervical cancer and less likely than others to be diagnosed at an early stage in the cancer's growth. We consulted women and providers to understand how social, economic, and health care environments affect screening among African American, Amish, Appalachian, and Latina women, and to outline possible solutions. Women participated in 31 focus groups. Providers completed a mail survey (n=168) and follow-up interviews (n=12). We identifi…

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