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Titolo:
WHY A PEER INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR MEXICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN FAILED TO MODIFY THE SECULAR TREND IN CANCER SCREENING
Autore:
SUAREZ L; ROCHE RA; PULLEY L; WEISS NS; GOLDMAN D; SIMPSON DM;
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Titolo Testata:
American journal of preventive medicine
fascicolo: 6, volume: 13, anno: 1997,
pagine: 411 - 417
SICI:
0749-3797(1997)13:6<411:WAPIPF>2.0.ZU;2-7
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
PAPANICOLAOU SMEARS; MAMMOGRAPHY; HISPANIC AMERICANS; INTERVENTION STUDIES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
28
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Citazione:
L. Suarez et al., "WHY A PEER INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR MEXICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN FAILED TO MODIFY THE SECULAR TREND IN CANCER SCREENING", American journal of preventive medicine, 13(6), 1997, pp. 411-417

Abstract

Introduction: We evaluated an intervention program for Mexican-American women to increase Pap smear and mammography screening. Methods: Thethree-year intervention included the presentation of role models in the media and reinforcement by peer volunteers. We used a two-community(intervention and comparison) pre-post test design. Activities were targeted to a mainly Spanish-speaking, poverty-level, immigrant population. Pre-and postintervention screening rates were based on independent random samples of Mexican-American women 40 years and older. Results: Women reported a 6% absolute increase in Pap smear use similar to the 7% increase in the comparison community. Both communities experienced large but similar increases in recent mammography use (17% and 19%). Adjusting for differences in demographic factors, intervention and comparison changes remained identical. Conclusions: Our peer intervention failed to accelerate the secular trend in cancer screening low-income Mexican-American women. Likely, promotional activities were too diffuse and the comparison community was contaminated with similar interventions. Strong social and market forces make it difficult to measure the effect of a specialized intervention on cancer screening rates.

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