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ERIC Number: EJ813680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Use of Computer Kiosks for Breast Cancer Education in Five Community Settings
Kreuter, Matthew W.; Black, Wynona J.; Friend, LaBraunna; Booker, Angela C.; Klump, Paula; Bobra, Sonal; Holt, Cheryl L.
Health Education & Behavior, v33 n5 p625-642 2006
Finding ways to bring effective computer-based behavioral interventions to those with limited access to technology is a continuing challenge for health educators. Computer kiosks placed in community settings may help reach such populations. The "Reflections of You" kiosk generates individually tailored magazines on breast cancer and mammography and was adapted from an evidence-based intervention that increased mammography use in African American women. This usage study tracked patterns of use and characteristics of kiosk users in beauty salons, churches, neighborhood health centers, Laundromats, and social service agencies in St. Louis. Kiosks were used 4,527 times in 470 kiosk days at 40 different host sites. Highly significant differences among community settings were found in rates and patterns of kiosk use as well as user characteristics, breast cancer knowledge, and use of mammography. Findings inform strategic decision making about technology dissemination and community outreach to women needing information about breast cancer and mammography. (Contains 4 tables.) [This project was supported by grants from the St. Louis Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with additional assistance provided by the National Cancer Institute's Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research program.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri