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A community-based intervention to increase screening mammography among disadvantaged women at an inner-city drop-in center.

Heyding RK, Cheung AM, Mocarski EJ, Moineddin R, Hwang SW.
Literature Type:
Academic Literature
Journal, Vol, No, Page:
Women Health. 2005;41(1):21-31.
Source of Academic Literature:
  • Journal
Type of Academic Literature:
  • Journal Article
Funding Source:
Ontario Women’s Health Council; Health Services Research Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research; a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Ontario Urban/Other(Specify)
  • Toronto
First Author Discipline:
  • Medicine
First Author Affiliation: University:
  • University of Toronto
  • Affiliation other than University(Specify)
Which other/Specify other:
Leaside Health Centre
Type of Research:
  • Intervention/Evaluation
  • Population Health Intervention
Which other/Specify other :
pilot study, Screening, Surveillance, Disease (chronic and infectious) or injury Prevention
Key Methods and Data Sources:
  • Longitudinal/Cohort
Which other/Specify other:
* I do not know if it is the same group of women but the women should be from the same population (ie homeless, use drop in centre), and there is a baseline measurement of number of mammograms in the year prior to intervention implementation
Quantitative - Analysing Existing Data:
  • Other
Medical record system (not hospital related but from the drop in centre)
Sub-pop Experiencing Inequities:
  • Homeless
  • Mental Illness/Depression
  • Women
  • Other
Which other/Specify other:
*population sampled is 50-70 years but not called seniors.
Keywords for Health Issue:
mammography for cancer
Health Outcomes:
  • Cancer
Health Equity/Inequity?:
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health Service Access
  • Health service utilization
  • Mammogram and cancer
  • Service utilization
  • Social support
  • Technology and health
Which other/Specify other:
The hospital made a time slot every week for appointments from centre thus improving access to mammography
DOH Individual lifestyle, behaviour:
  • Screening practices/adherence to medical advice
  • Substance abuse/alcohol
Policy Implications:
other factors than lack of health insurance may be more important in encouraging women to receive regular mammographies, additionally, not all the women at the drop in centre had yearly mammographies so additional research is needed (p 10/11)
Recommendations and/or Key Finding:
"breast cancer screening is suboptimal among women age 50 to 70 years who are affected by mental illness or homelessness. This pilot study found that the introduction of a program of accompanied small-group visits was associated with a significant increase in the use of screening mammography among women who were clients of an inner-city drop-in center." pg 11
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