A Su Salud: A Quasi-experimental Study Among Mexican American Women
Abstract:Objectives: To test the effectiveness of a community intervention program to promote breast and cervical cancer screening. Method: Low-income Mexican American neighborhoods located in 2 Texas cities were assigned to intervention or comparison conditions. A 2-year community intervention was delivered via local mass media and reinforced by indigenous volunteers. Results: There were higher Pap smear completion rates for women under 40 years of age in the intervention community. Conclusion: Although it is important to address the cultural needs of all Mexican American women, it is also important to understand the tangible environmental barriers faced by the older women.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health, Houston TX. 2: Latino/a Research and Policy Center, University of Colorado-Denver, CO. 3: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Symptom Research, Houston, TX. 4: Disease Prevention & Control Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Publication date: September 1, 2003
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