4018.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

D.C's Women Health Initiative:Strategies for Change/ Issues of Cancer Screening, Diabetes and HIV AIDS Among African American Populations/ Religiosity in Coping & Healing

Presenters will discuss: 1)The District of Columbia Department of Health's initiative within three conceptual framework of quality of life, life and death and the health care system; 2)the results of an evaluation of patient factors relating to urban AA CRC screening and compliance using a 49-question survey (validated). The study population comprised of 100 consecutive AA primary care clinic patients, aged 50 or older. 3) The demographic, socioeconomic, and psychosocial risk factors that increase the prevalence of diabetes among the African-American populations. Face-to-face interview was used to get information from 20 African-American diabetics. 4) The results of a study among 700+ men. The study involved the analysis of how men with abnormal results made decisions to - or not to follow-up following notification of abnormal test results. Community- based focus groups were used to ascertain African American men's concerns about prostate cancer screening. 5) Religiosity and its relationship to health especially in coping with chronic diseases. 6) Long term effects of HIVAIDS on the family
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Yvonne Johns, MS, AM
Johnson Sonoiki, MD, MPH
8:30 AMDC's Women Health Initiative: Strategies for Change
Alnita Trawick McClure, MSPH, Marilyn Seabrooks
8:50 AMBarriers to Colorectal Cancer screening in an urban African-American community: Patient related factors
Stephen Wallace, MD, William Tester, MD, FACP, Anne Waldman, MSN, RN, AOCN, Sharon Starr, MSN
9:10 AMFactors Contributing to Type 2 Diabetes in Older Blacks: Comparison of Diabetics and Non-Diabetics
April Howard, Ranjita Misra, PhD, CHES
9:30 AMFree Community Prostate Cancer Screening: Who Attends And Why?
Marva Price, DrPH, MPH, RN(FNP)
Sponsor:Black Caucus of Health Workers
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Epidemiology; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA