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J Cancer Educ. 2002 Spring;17(1):50-4.

Impact of culturally, linguistically, and literacy relevant cancer information among Hispanic farmworker women.

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Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa 33612, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This pilot investigation describes the impact of culturally, linguistically, and literacy relevant cancer information in terms of knowledge, satisfaction, comfort level, and intentional and actual breast/cervical cancer screening practices among Hispanic migrant and seasonal farmworker women. METHODS; Study phases were: 1) formative research; 2) instrument development and pretesting; and 3) pilot evaluation among 65 women using a one-group pretest-posttest design.

RESULTS:

Participants' reactions to the intervention were highly favorable. While an increase in knowledge (p < 0.001) was observed, no change in comfort was noted. Ninety-seven percent stated that they would be willing to miss a day of work (intent) to get a health check-up.

CONCLUSION:

Educational tools that are culturally, linguistically, and low-literacy can be promising interventions to promote awareness about breast and cervical cancer screening.

PMID:
12000108
DOI:
10.1080/08858190209528793
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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