Start Date Sep 2021
The overall purpose of this study is to examine disparity in the diagnostic pathways for men and women of Black/African American descent in the United States. This qualitative study will triangulate the perspectives of cancer patients and their caregivers with those of healthcare providers and community advocates.
The study uses Anderson’s Model for Cancer Diagnosis to develop the interview guides. A community advisory group of caregivers and advocates of African American/Black patients helped developed the interview guide. Examining pitfalls and challenges along the pathways to the diagnosis of lung cancer patients will help answer key questions, such as identifying the etiology of disparity and developing strategies to address this disparity.