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J Cancer Educ. 2006 Spring;21(1 Suppl):S53-60.

Breast and cervical cancer control among Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian Women: participatory action research strategies for baseline data collection in California.

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Asian American Studies Department, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

No data exists on the breast and cervical cancer screening practices among Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, and Tongan women. In this article, we describe the efforts required to conduct a baseline survey among these non-English-speaking women using the participatory action research (PAR) approach.

METHODS:

We tailored small population sampling techniques to each of the populations in partnership with Community Health Outreach workers.

RESULTS:

A total of 1825 surveys were successfully conducted in 8 communities.

CONCLUSION:

PAR and the culturally based techniques used to conduct the survey proved successful in maintaining scientific rigor, developing true community-researcher partnership, and achieving over 99% participation.

PMID:
17020504
DOI:
10.1207/s15430154jce2101s_11
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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