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Disparities in healthcare among racial and ethnic minorities are associated with poor outcomes. African Americans have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) among all racial groups. Using a nonrandom sample of 100 African American men and women, 50 years of age and older, the authors explored CRC knowledge, perceptions, and screening behaviors of(More)
Papillomaviruses are known to be oncogenic in animals. In humans they are associated with benign squamous tumors (verruca, condylomata acuminata, and papillomas) in a variety of body sites. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the esophagus, however, has not previously been documented. Recent reports of condylomatous changes in esophageal epithelium(More)
Health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities are associated with poor health outcomes. African Americans bear a disproportionate amount of the burden of health disparities. The elimination of health disparities among the nation's racial and ethnic groups requires immediate action that the health care community cannot accomplish in isolation.(More)
BACKGROUND Findings from previous studies on an association between obesity and colorectal cancer (CRC) screening are inconsistent and very few studies have utilized national level databases in the United States (US). METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the 2005 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to describe CRC screening rate(More)
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in African American women. Low rates of cancer screening participation have been documented in inner-city elderly African American populations. Knowledge and beliefs about breast cancer and screening, and self-efficacy in performing breast self-examinations, are important components in an(More)
Health experts describe lifestyle as one of the most important factors influencing health. Adolescents and young adults have been identified as a population that engages in high-risk behaviors. The purposes of this study were to determine the health behaviors of undergraduate African American nursing students and compare the results to findings from studies(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the concept of contamination and discuss the implications for nursing practice, research, and education. DATA SOURCES Published research articles, official governmental publications, policy reports, and textbooks. DATA SYNTHESIS Various attributes of contamination are described using the Walker and Avant method of concept analysis and(More)
Community based education programs and community partnerships are crucial for attaining the objectives of Healthy People 2010. The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the health promotion needs of urban African-American elderly from the perspective of the participants in a health promotion partnership project. A convenience sample of 47 urban(More)
PURPOSE To relate the collaborative processes involved in the evolution of environmental nursing diagnoses and the linkages between two new nursing diagnoses and their associated interventions and outcomes; to describe the environmental health implications of contamination. DATA SOURCES Published research articles, official reports, textbooks, and(More)