Increasing Adherence to Follow-up of Breast Abnormalities in Low-Income Korean American Women
The purpose of this study is to design an intervention to assist Korean American women who
have been identified with a potential breast abnormality through the Breast Cancer Early
Detection Program and who have missed their first follow-up appointment (at risk women).
Intervention activities will include reminder phone calls or home visits by a trained peer
navigator to explain the importance of follow-up procedures, emotional support, help with
transportation to follow-up appointments, translations, organizing care for children or
grandchildren during medical appointments, and other assistance to overcome barriers to
follow-up identified during the initial phase of the study. The investigators will collect
extensive process measures including number and type of intervention activities requested
and delivered in order to estimate the feasibility for institutionalizing intervention
activities. The investigators will conduct chart reviews and a follow-up survey to evaluate
the effectiveness of the intervention in increasing adherence to follow-up procedures.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Screening
Completion of all recommended follow-up tests
6 months post-intervention
Annette E Maxwell, Dr.P.H.
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, University of California Los Angeles
United States: Institutional Review Board
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