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Factors facilitating acceptable mammography services for women with disabilities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22818248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Prior research has described general barriers to breast cancer screening for women with disabilities (WWD). We explored specific accommodations described as necessary by WWD who have accessed screening services, and the presence of such accommodations in community-based screening programs.
METHODS: We surveyed WWD in the Carolina Mammography Registry to determine what accommodations were needed when accessing breast screening services, and whether or not these needs were met. The sample of 1,348 WWD was identified through a survey of limitations, with a response rate of 45.5% (4,498/9,885). Of the 1,348 WWD eligible for the second survey, 739 responded for a response rate of 54.8%.
RESULTS: The most frequently needed accommodations were an accessible changing area with a bench (60.0%), oral description of the procedure by the technologist (60.5%), and handicapped/accessible parking (27.6%). Handicapped parking was the need most likely to go unmet (3.1%).
CONCLUSION: Most needs are being met by radiology facilities and staff, and the few needs going unmet are related to the physical/built environment. Overall, for WWD who are in screening, the mammography system seems to be more accessible than generally perceived.
Molly P Jarman; J Michael Bowling; Pamela Dickens; Karen Luken; Bonnie C Yankaskas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1878-4321     ISO Abbreviation:  Womens Health Issues     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-04     Completed Date:  2012-11-06     Revised Date:  2013-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101000     Medline TA:  Womens Health Issues     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e421-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  prevention & control*
Disabled Persons / psychology*
Health Care Surveys
Health Services Accessibility*
Health Services Needs and Demand
Mammography / statistics & numerical data*,  utilization
Mass Screening / methods
Middle Aged
Needs Assessment
North Carolina
Patient Acceptance of Health Care* / psychology
Population Surveillance
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support

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