2047.0 Reducing Barriers to Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 2:30 PM
The purpose of this poster session is to explore mechanisms for reducing barriers to appropriate cervical cancer prevention and control efforts. Screening efforts have helped reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality in the US over the past 50 years; however, cancer disparities continue to exist in certain populations. This session will include an examination of barriers related to access HPV vaccination and Pap tests, especially underserved, minority, and disabled women. International and transnational aspects of cervical cancer prevention, control, and treatment will be explored. In addition to social and behavioral factors associated with cancer prevention and control, the session will also include a discussion of theoretical underpinnings to inform the development of effective interventions to reduce barriers to cervical cancer prevention, control, and treatment.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify at least three barriers to appropriate cervical cancer screening; 2. Assess the role of social and behavioral factors on cervical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment; and 3. Describe approaches to reducing barriers to HPV vaccination effective in different communities.

Board 1
Disclosure of HPV positivity and abnormal Pap findings to current sex partners among Latina women
Kashiwa Dionna Hereford, Ann L. Coker, PhD, Maureen Sanderson, PhD and Mary Kay Fadden, PA, MPH
Board 2
Use of social network theory in the recruitment and retention of Latina immigrants
Bertha Hidalgo, MPH, Isabel C. Garces, MPH, Andrea Cherrington, MD and Isabel C. Scarinci, PhD, MPH
Board 3
Evidence-based intervention to reduce access barriers to cervical cancer screening among underserved Chinese American women
Grace X. Ma, PhD, Xingjie Wang, MD, Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD, Yin Tan, MD, MPH and Leslie Cooper, PhD, MPH, B
Board 4
Exploring issues around knowledge of the Human Papillomavirus, cervical cancer, perception of risk, and vaccine acceptance among women in Alexandra Township, South Africa
Shelley A. Francis, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Jennifer Nelson, Joan Liverpool, EdD, Roland J. Thorpe, PhD and Soji Shogun, MBBS
Board 5
Is obesity a barrier to cervical cancer screening among women in California?
Nicole Wojtal, Sharon Jotblad, Patricia Lee, PhD, Nana Tufuoh, MD, MPH, Stan Sciortino, MPH, PhD, Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD and Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH
Board 6
Barriers to screening and treatment of cervical cancer in Florida
Erica Hesch Anstey, MA, CLC, Ellen Daley, PhD, MPH, Amina Alio, PhD, Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, RN, Karen Dyer, MPH, MA and Hannah L. Helmy, MPH, MA
Board 7
Breast and cervical cancer screening: Perceived barriers identified by low-income women with disabilities
Virginia Miller, DrPH MS MPH, Angela Martin, MSW and Karen Ward, EdD
Board 8
Promoting maternal Pap testing during a child visit
William B. Jordan, MD MPH, Laura Wyatt, Shiu M. Young, Elizabeth J. Garland, MD, MS and Diane McKee, MD, MS
Board 9
HPV and cervical cancer knowledge among U.S. women: Are we making any health education strides?
Cheryl A. Vamos, MPH, Ellen Daley, PhD, MPH, Hollie J. Fuhrmann, MA, Natalie D. Hernandez, MPH, Kay Perrin, PhD and Robert J. McDermott, PhD
Board 10
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? An examination of college women's perceptions regarding the HPV vaccine
Natalie D. Hernandez, MPH, Ellen Daley, PhD, MPH, Cheryl A. Vamos, MPH, Stephanie K. Kolar, MSPH and Eric R. Buhi, MPH, PhD, CHES

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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