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dc.contributor.authorNtiri, Shana O
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Malia
dc.contributor.authorKlyushnenkova, Elena N
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-18T15:31:06Z
dc.date.available2022-04-18T15:31:06Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/18606
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Though text messages are increasingly used in health promotion, the current understanding of text message-based interventions to increase screening mammography in low-income African American women is limited. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a text message-based intervention to increase screening mammography in low-income African American women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 15-item, self-administered, paper-based survey on cell phone ownership, text messaging practices and preferences for future breast health information was administered to 120 female patients at an urban family medicine office. Descriptive analyses and demographic correlates of text messaging practices and preferences were examined. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The majority of respondents (95%) were cell phone owners of whom 81% reported texting. Prior receipt of a text message from a doctor's office was reported by 51% of cell phone owners. Mammography appointment reminders were the most desired content for future breast health text messages. Age (≥ 70 years old) was found to have a significant negative relationship with text messaging practices and perceptions. IMPLICATIONS: The use of text messages to promote mammography was found to be acceptable in this patient population. In addition to age, variables such as the frequency, timing and subject content of text messages also influence their acceptability.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-022-01814-2en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Medical Systemsen_US
dc.rights© 2022. The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americanen_US
dc.subjectBreast cancer screeningen_US
dc.subjectCancer health disparitiesen_US
dc.subjectPrimary careen_US
dc.subjectText messageen_US
dc.titleText Messaging as a Communication Modality to Promote Screening Mammography in Low-income African American Women.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10916-022-01814-2
dc.identifier.pmid35416511
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of medical systems
dc.source.volume46
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage28
dc.source.endpage
dc.source.countryUnited States


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