The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of a pilot intervention to increase mammography utilization among African-American women recruited from those waiting in the emergency department (ED)for non-urgent complaints. In a 3-armed pilot of a randomized controlled trial we compared the effects of a brief motivational interview delivered by a lay health worker with those of a culturally targeted brochure and a usual care control group. The results showed that one quarter (23%) of the sample reported having never had a mammogram prior to the study. There was no group difference by mammography status at the 3-month interview. More than one quarter of those retained in the study indicated they had received a mammogram during the study (27.4%). The conclusions from the study were that lay health workers are a valuable asset and may be used in innovative settings such as the ED to increase screening among vulnerable populations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2016|
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