TitleMulti-level barriers to obtaining mammograms for women with mobility limitations: post workshop evaluation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSuzuki, R, Krahn, GL, Small, E, Peterson-Besse, J
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Date Published09/2013

OBJECTIVES: To assess the barriers and facilitators to mammogram use in middle aged women with mobility limitations who had completed an educational workshop, Promoting Access to Health Service (PATHS), on clinical preventive services. METHODS: Women aged 40 to 64 with mobility impairments who reported not receiving a mammogram in the last 2 years were randomly assigned to a PATHS workshop and received follow-up monthly phone call interviews over 6 months. RESULTS: Individual (eg, comorbidities, family responsibilities), interpersonal (eg, unclear provider communication, negative history), and environmental (eg, healthcare availability, insurance coverage, finances) factors were identified as unsolved barriers and potential facilitators (eg, reminders, physical proximity), to obtaining a mammogram. CONCLUSIONS: A multi-level intervention approach is required to promote mammogram use by women with disabilities.