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Pain Management Skills for Minority Breast Cancer.
Annual rept. 15 Aug 95-14 Aug 96,
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This project is designed to develop educational tools for low socio-economic status minority breast cancer outpatients. Phase 1 of this project, a needs assessment for this population, is nearing completion. In Phase 2 we will develop multi-media education and training materials that are linguistically and culturally appropriate for low socioeconomic status Hispanic and African American populations. In Phase 3 of this project we will evaluate the effectiveness of this training program in a randomized, controlled clinical trial for low socioeconomic status minority outpatients with metastatic breast cancer and disease related pain. To accomplish these tasks we have 1 formed a network of three urban public hospitals that treat these patients, 2 established a multi-disciplinary team to meet project goals, and 3 activated three studies designed to assess the pain-related educational needs of the target population. If the educational program that will be developed through this project is effective, it can easily be introduced by other care centers where these patients are treated.
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