A research team at the University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida conducted a feasibility study. The aim was to assess how well a new method called Photomapping enabled women with physical disabilities to visually and verbally document, and relay to others, the factors that make it easier or harder for them to seek and obtain regular breast cancer screenings. Four women, with the assistance of research team members, used cameras to take digital photographs and record audio that “Photomap” their experiences throughout an actual health care or mammography appointment. Their photos and audio were merged to create narrated slideshows which are now posted on this secure, interactive website.

Visitors are now able to view these Photomaps. Previously, we had an online evaluation component that collected information on the potential of Photomaps to be used as tools for education, research, and empowerment. We also offered an online continuing medical education unit for health care professionals, which is also no longer available.

To view the PHOTOMAPS, please contact Eva Egensteiner for the PASSWORD at: eegenst@phhp.ufl.edu or (352) 273-5102.


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