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ERIC Number: EJ813552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Designing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Interventions: The "Life Is Precious" Hmong Breast Cancer Study
Tanjasiri, Sora Park; Kagawa-Singer, Marjorie; Foo, Mary Anne; Chao, Maichew; Linayao-Putman, Irene; Nguyen, John; Pirumyan, Georgi; Valdez, Annalyn
Health Education & Behavior, v34 n1 p140-153 2007
Cancer is the number one cause of death for Asian American women, yet they have the lowest rates of cancer screening. Contributing factors, particularly for Hmong women, include the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate educational interventions. This study aimed to develop a culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention to improve the breast cancer screening rates among Hmong women in Fresno and San Diego, California. Intervention elements included the development of a flipchart, brochure, and video that presented basic breast health and screening information, along with the targeting of not only women but men to support their wives' breast cancer screenings. Analyses of pre- and post-workshop surveys showed increases in knowledge and more positive attitudes among all participants, behavioral intentions for clinical breast examinations and mammograms among women, and support for such exams and possible cancer treatment among men. Implications for further research and practice are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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