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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Multicultural and other important considerations for breast and cervical cancer screening
4341.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Multicultural and other important considerations for breast and cervical cancer screening
There are several important considerations for breast and cervical cancer screening among women in the U.S. and throughout the world, not the least of which is culture and physical disability. This session will feature presentations on breast and/or cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese, Appalachian, Muslim, Native American, and Asian American women. Additionally, this session will include a presentation on breast health services for women with disabilities.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to (1) discuss the influences of culture on breast and cervical cancer screening; (2) identify strategies for addressing breast health among women with disabilities; and (3) explain the importance of considering cultural, physical, spiritual, and religious influences on cancer screening.
Moderator(s):Joann T. Richardson, PhD
4:30 PMPap testing adherence among college-age Vietnamese American women at high risk
Chih-Hsun Huang, EdD, Jenny K. Yi, PhD, MPH
4:45 PMFacilitators and barriers to Pap test screening among Ohio Appalachia women
Jill M. Abbott, MPH, DrPH, Karen Ahijevych, PhD, Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH, Kenneth Steinman, PhD, Electra D. Paskett, PhD
5:00 PMUtilization of mammography among Muslim women in Southern California
Magda A. Shaheen, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, Osman M. Galal, MD, PhD, Lynn Salahi, MPH, Yasser Aman, MPH
5:15 PMBreast and cervical cancer screening in diverse Asian American women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nadereh Pourat, PhD, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, RN, MN, PhD, Nancy Breen, PhD, Steven S. Coughlin, PhD, MPH, Ninez Alafriz Ponce, MPP, PhD, Teresa Mclean, PhD
5:30 PMAddressing breast cancer and breast health services for women with disabilities
Patricia Welch Saleeby, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA