3102.1 Aetna Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Related Papers

Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session presents four studies on the health and health care issues for elderly women. Topics include a study documents the past prevention behaviors of women in these areas and examines age differences in commitment to recommended screening after screening intervention; a study examines potential disparities among working-age and older adults with disabilities in their receipt of US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening measures, a study conducted in 2003 among Saudi Arabian women in the city of Al-Khobar in the East of Saudi Arabia; a study examined the sociodemographics, health indicators, healthcare-related frustrations, and perceived physician support levels associated with middle-aged and older adult females' self-reported need for help to learn how to take better care of their health.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify the screening rate disparity in rural and frontier communities for middle-aged women. 2. Describe differences in use of prevention and screening services among working-age and older adults. 3. Assess the role of a usual source of care in receipt of prevention and screnning services. 4. Identify three factors associated with women’s disease management abilities (i.e., pertaining to the need for help to learn how to better manage their health).
Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH

Age differences in mammography screening behavior among rural Texas women
Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, Richard Wood, MHA, Divya Talwar, MPH, Nola Eugene, Alice Kirk, MPH and Carol Rice, PhD
Use of USPSTF Prevention and Screening Services among Working-Age and Older Adults with Disabilities
Nancy A. Miller, PhD, Adele Kirk, PhD, Lukas Glos and Brandy Alston
Factors associated with women's chronic disease management: Associations of healthcare frustrations, physician support, and self-care knowledge
Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA, Toni Miles, PhD, MD and Nancy Whitelaw, PHD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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