Breast Cancer Knowledge, Beliefs and Screening Practices among African American Women in a Rural Setting: A Pilot Study
Jerry B. Daniel, Cheryl L. R. Gaddis, Jessie R. Legros, M. Daniel Bennett, Nannette C. Turner

The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions about breast cancer among African American women within rural populations. This pilot study was designed to give greater insight on how to identify and detect breast cancer interventions specific to African American women. Data were collected via a questionnaire given to sixty women in the rural middle Georgia area (USA). The questionnaire provided vital information about the knowledge, beliefs and screening behaviors of Black women. The results emphasized the need to identify barriers to early detection and treatment of breast cancer among African American women living in a rural setting.

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