Breast Self Examination for Disadvantaged Women
Department of Health and Human Services
1 R43 CA65359-01A1,
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930 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
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AbstractSurviving breast cancer depends in great part on early detection. Manual Clinical breast examinatiobreast self-examination (BSE) are important components of screening asymptomatic women. To detect repalpable lesions, manual examination must be proficient and thorough. The results of research studieMammaCare(R) system of breast examination suggest that it significantly improves CBE and BSE skills.Personal Learning system instructs women audiovisually to examine a lifelike breast model that contanodularity and lesions. The system trains women to cover completely all breast tissue using three paidentify accurately important internal tissue structures, first on the tactile model and then on thepotentially life-saving technology must be adapted for women with disabilities. According to the U.Sabout 10 million women have vision or hearing impairments. These women are at the same risk as theircounterparts, but they Cannot learn to do competent BSE using existing audiovisual training procedursupports the development and validation of adaptive instructional materials to allow women with visiimpairments to use Mammacare.
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