Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 4A, P1-10 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0124 View full text
Baqar A. Husaini, Janice S. Emerson, Pamela C. Hull, Darren E. Sherkat, Robert S. Levine, Van A. Cain

Abstract: This study reports on rural-urban differences in the effectiveness of a church-based educational program aimed at increasing breast cancer screening among African American women ages 40 and over. The data were drawn from an intervention study in urban Nashville, and a pilot extension of the study in five rural counties of West Tennessee. The partial program was equally effective in rural Tennessee (17.6% increase in mammography attainment from baseline to Time 3) and in urban Nashville (22.3% increase). The ru…

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