African American

Rural African American Parents’ Knowledge and Decisions about HPV Vaccination

PURPOSE: To identify predictors of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among rural African American families.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study in schools in three rural counties in southeastern United States. The sample consisted of African American parents or caregivers with children 9 to 13 years of age who attended elementary or middle school in 2010-2011.

Cancer Support and Resource Needs Among African American Older Adults

Older African Americans face substantial barriers to state-of-the-art cancer care. Implementing culturally appropriate support throughout cancer therapy is critical to improving cancer outcomes and quality of life for this vulnerable population. The purpose of this study was to obtain experiential data regarding cancer diagnosis and treatment, and analyze survivors’ recommendations regarding treatment-related needs, psychosocial support, and strategies and resources.

The Relationship Between Education and Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Among Urban African American Medicare Beneficiaries

PURPOSE: We examined the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) cancer screening among older African American men.

Effect of Patient Navigation on Breast Cancer Screening among African American Medicare Beneficiaries: A Randomized Controlled Trial

BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that patient navigation improves breast cancer screening rates; however, there are limited efficacy studies of its effect among African American older adult women.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of patient navigation on screening mammography among African American female Medicare beneficiaries in Baltimore, MD.

DESIGN: The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Demonstration (CPTD), a multi-site study, was a randomized controlled trial conducted from April 2006 through December 2010.

Gene-Environment Interaction for Blood Pressure among African American Women across Generations

African American women have the highest prevalence of hypertension and obesity of any group in the United States. African American girls have the highest incidence of obesity of any groups of children in the nation, and diagnoses of hypertension have been rising among this group. Because both genetic heredity and body mass index (BMI) are important risk factors for hypertension, this study examined the gene-BMI interaction for hypertension across the lifespan in two generations of African American women.

Rural African Parents' Knowledge and Decisions About Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Purpose: To identify predictors of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among rural African American families.
Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study in schools in three rural counties in
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