ABNF Journal

ABNF Journal is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, January/February

African American Community Breast Health Education: A Pilot Project
Abstract: This paper reports the results of a project designed to examine the effectiveness of a Train the Trainer breast health education and screening program for African American, elderly and underserved women residing in the greater Nashville area....
African American Women with Breast Cancer and Their Spouses' Perception of Care Received from Physicians
Abstract: Several studies have been conducted which have examined the communication patterns and interpersonal relationships among minority patients and their physicians. These studies suggest that there are differences in the care received from physicians...
An Approach to Reducing Disparities in Breast Cancer in the United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: Problems resulting in disparities in breast cancer detection and care are not limited to the mainland United States. A review of 2002 data reported by the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System revealed similar concerns for women residing...
Breast Cancer in African American Women: Nursing Essentials
Abstract: Breast cancer impacts all population groups. However, when measures of mortality and length of survival are compared by racial/ethnic groups, African American women are noted to bear a disproportionate burden. In an era where evidence-based...
Cancer Fatalism and Breast Cancer Screening in African American Women
Abstract: Despite significant advances in science, medicine, and technology African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than Caucasian women. There is a growing body of literature that describes strategies to improve breast cancer...
Getting Ready: Developing an Educational Intervention to Prepare African American Women for Breast Biopsy
Abstract: Focus groups with African American women who had experienced a breast biopsy were conducted during the process of "getting ready" for a breast biopsy educational study in which the intervention's educational materials and study instruments...
Religion and Spirituality: Influence on Health/Risk Behavior and Cancer Screening Behavior of African Americans
Abstract: In spite of the diversity in the principles, expression and practice, it is believed that significant improvements can occur in the health status of African Americans if health education and outreach efforts are presented and promoted through...