Rural African American women's descriptions of mammogram quality

Shanita Williams-Brown, Krista Meinersmann, Dee M Baldwin, Janice Mitchell Phillips
Journal of Nursing Care Quality 2005, 20 (3): 231-7
The voices of rural women are frequently absent in discussions of quality healthcare. This study utilized a phenomenological research design to examine rural African American women's descriptions of mammogram quality. Twenty-three women in rural Georgia communities were interviewed. Participants desired quality mammogram experiences in which they were treated with kindness and respect, were given explanations of the mammogram procedure and outcome, and were cared for by health professionals who were competent in their roles.

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