Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Barriers to Mammography Access for Women With Disabilities: Can OT Help Solve the Problem?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Barriers to Mammography Access for Women With Disabilities: Can OT Help Solve the Problem?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505132. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4008
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505132. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4008
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Women with disabilities receive mammograms at lower rates than nondisabled women, and research has shown that these lower rates have not changed over time. Little is known about the barriers women with disabilities face to mammography. This study illuminates the barriers to mammography that collaborative advocacy between OT practitioners and women with disabilities can address as IADLs, along with self-advocacy as intervention and outcome, to improve the health and well-being of women with disabilities.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sarah Mbiza

Additional Authors and Speakers: Barbara Kornblau, Debora Oliveira