Incorporating cultural constructs and demographic diversity in the research and development of a Latina breast and cervical cancer education program

Deborah O. Erwin, Virginia A. Johnson, Luisa Feliciano-Libid, Dulce Zamora, Lina Jandorf

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Abstract

Background. Latino immigrants are at higher risk of death from breast and cervical cancer, necessitating effective cancer education interventions. Methods. Qualitative and quantitative information was obtained from Latinos from Arkansas and New York City through focus groups and questionnaires. Findings were analyzed using the PEN-3 model. Results. The results demonstrate a mechanism for creating a culturally competent program, Esperanza y Vida, through progressively analyzing the findings to define the key perceptions, enablers, and nurturers, then applying this information to construct program components to address appropriate health behavior and cultural components that address the specific needs of a diverse Latino population. Conclusion. Finding a systematic approach to incorporating and embracing sociocultural perspectives and constructs may effectively appeal to diverse Latino immigrants in the development of a cancer education intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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