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ScreenABLE: Breast Cancer Screening among Women with Disabilities from Community Identified Challenges to Community-Based Programs

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posted on 24.05.2021, 15:09 authored by Susan MagasiSusan Magasi, JP Reis, T Wilson, A Rosen, A Ferlin, L VanPuymbrouck
BACKGROUND: Women with disabilities are an unrecognized cancer disparities population who experience well-documented barriers to breast cancer screening. There is a critical need for targeted, community-directed programing to address these disparities. OBJECTIVES: To describe the trajectory of a long-term community-academic partnership aimed at understanding and addressing breast cancer screening disparities among women with disabilities. METHODS: Phase 1 was a thematic qualitative focus group study (n = 40) with women with physical disabilities to understand their breast cancer screening experiences. Phase 2 was the application of an equity-focused knowledge translation (KT) process that brought together breast cancer survivors with disabilities and graduate applied health students in KT collaboratives to create innovative, evidence-informed knowledge products. Phase 3 included the development of community-based programming. RESULTS: In phase 1, women with disabilities identified provider and patient barriers to breast cancer screening, including a lack of provider knowledge and respect for individuals with disabilities, lack of accessibility, the history of stigma and mistreatment within the health care setting, and treatment fatigue. In phase 2, KT collaboratives created the short film "ScreenABLE" to educate providers and community members about physical and attitudinal barriers to cancer screening. In phase 3, community, academic, and clinical partners collaborated to create ScreenABLE Saturday, a wellness fair and free accessible mammograms, for women with disabilities with programming developed to directly address cancer screening barriers identified from the phase 1 research. CONCLUSIONS: Long-term sustained partnerships between academic, disability, and clinical partners are needed to address the complex issues that perpetuate breast cancer screening disparities among women with disabilities.

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3/3: The Chicago Cancer HealthEquity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC)

National Cancer Institute

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1/3: The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC)

National Cancer Institute

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2/3: The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC)

National Cancer Institute

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Magasi, S., Reis, J. P., Wilson, T., Rosen, A., Ferlin, A.VanPuymbrouck, L. (2019). ScreenABLE: Breast Cancer Screening among Women with Disabilities from Community Identified Challenges to Community-Based Programs. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 13(5), 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1353/cpr.2019.0039

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Project Muse

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en

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1557-0541