ERIC Number: EJ646354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Reach Out for Health: A Church-Based Pilot Breast Cancer Education Program.
Allen, Jennifer Dacey; Peterson, Karen; Stoddard, Anne M.; Colditz, Graham; Sorensen, Gloria
Health Education Monograph Series, v19 n1 p24-31 2002
Describes the development and testing of Reach Out For Health, a peer-led, church-based breast cancer education program for African American and Hispanic communities. Pretest-posttest evaluation of screening practices and attitudes among women over age 40 indicated that the intervention was associated with improved attitudes toward mammography, though not with changes in mammography behaviors or intentions. (SM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Blacks, Church Programs, Community Education, Females, Health Behavior, Health Education, Health Promotion, Hispanic Americans, Screening Tests
Eta Sigma Gamma, the National Professional Health Education Honorary, 2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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