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J Cancer Educ. 2009;24(4):257-60. doi: 10.1080/08858190902972939.

Breast cancer and cervical cancer control program enrollees inform the kin keeper curriculum.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. karen.williams@ht.msu.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this study is to present the methodology of developing the Kin Keeper Cancer Prevention Curriculum Guide and Workbook through participatory engagement of women from underserved communities.

METHODS:

It was developed to cross train community health workers (CHWs) from public health programs to deliver cancer education. Data collection included review of existing educational materials, a 10-minute telephone survey of 146 women enrolled in a Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program and a pair of pre-post training assessments of 31 African American, Latina, and Arab CHWs.

RESULTS:

The enrollees adequately informed the curriculum and the CHWs increased their scores by 7% (14%) in breast (cervical) cancer literacy; P-values <0.01.

CONCLUSION:

The methodology was validated; the curriculum was well-informed and CHWs were effectively cross trained using the curriculum.

PMID:
19838881
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