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Health Educ Behav. 2006 Oct;33(5):664-76. Epub 2006 May 31.

Effects of an art-based curriculum on clinical trials attitudes and breast cancer prevention knowledge.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210068, Tucson, AZ 85721-0068, USA. pherman@u.arizona


Although Latinos now comprise the largest minority in the U.S. population, they continue to be seriously underrepresented in clinical trials. A nonrandomized controlled study of an innovative community-developed clinical trial and breast cancer education program targeting Latinas tested whether use of an art-based curriculum could increase willingness to enroll in six clinical trial scenarios and increase breast health and clinical trial knowledge. The art-based curriculum resulted in a larger increase in stated willingness to enroll across all clinical trial scenarios, and the difference was statistically significant (p<.05) in three. Breast health and clinical trials knowledge increased similarly and significantly for both groups. The results of this study show promise for the use of a community-developed art-based curriculum in the Latina population to increase willingness to enroll in clinical trials.

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