An educational program to increase cervical and breast cancer screening in hispanic women: A southwest oncology group study

Lisa K. Hansen, Polly Feigl, Manuel R. Modiano, Jose A. Lopez, Sylvia Escobedo Sluder, Carol M. Moinpour, Donna P Ankerst, Frank L. Meyskens

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Abstract

We conducted a community-based pilot study to train Hispanic cancer survivors as promotoras (lay health educators) to encourage their social contacts to obtain breast and cervical cancer screening. Promotoras were recruited from a private oncologist's practice at a Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MBCCOP). Five Hispanic women were trained to serve as promotoras by attending a 12-week course. They shared cancer screening information with family and social contacts and encouraged them to obtain Papanicolaou smears and/or mammograms. Study endpoints included the number of women recruited and trained to serve as promotoras, the number of contacts made per promotora, and the number of contacts who were screened; data were based on contact logs maintained for 1 year. Screening examinations were documented by a postcard returned by the contact or by review of community health clinic records. Five promotoras contacted 141 (range = 24-49 per promotora) women to share cancer screening information. Fifty Hispanic women obtained screening after contact with a promotora. Twenty-nine underwent mammography (ages 25-58) and 43 received a Papanicolaou smear (ages 23-62). Hispanic female cancer survivors can be trained as promotoras. Screening information conveyed by a promotora can successfully prompt Hispanic women to obtain mammography and Papanicolaou smears.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Nursing
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Early Detection of Cancer
Hispanic Americans
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Papanicolaou Test
Breast Neoplasms
Mammography
Survivors
Health Educators
Medical Oncology
Private Practice
Neoplasms
Health

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer screening
  • Cervical cancer
  • Hispanic
  • Promotora

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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Hansen, L. K., Feigl, P., Modiano, M. R., Lopez, J. A., Escobedo Sluder, S., Moinpour, C. M., ... Meyskens, F. L. (2005). An educational program to increase cervical and breast cancer screening in hispanic women: A southwest oncology group study. Cancer Nursing, 28(1), 47-53. https://doi.org/10.1097/00002820-200501000-00007

An educational program to increase cervical and breast cancer screening in hispanic women : A southwest oncology group study. / Hansen, Lisa K.; Feigl, Polly; Modiano, Manuel R.; Lopez, Jose A.; Escobedo Sluder, Sylvia; Moinpour, Carol M.; Ankerst, Donna P; Meyskens, Frank L.

In: Cancer Nursing, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.2005, p. 47-53.

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Hansen, LK, Feigl, P, Modiano, MR, Lopez, JA, Escobedo Sluder, S, Moinpour, CM, Ankerst, DP & Meyskens, FL 2005, 'An educational program to increase cervical and breast cancer screening in hispanic women: A southwest oncology group study', Cancer Nursing, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 47-53. https://doi.org/10.1097/00002820-200501000-00007
Hansen, Lisa K. ; Feigl, Polly ; Modiano, Manuel R. ; Lopez, Jose A. ; Escobedo Sluder, Sylvia ; Moinpour, Carol M. ; Ankerst, Donna P ; Meyskens, Frank L. / An educational program to increase cervical and breast cancer screening in hispanic women : A southwest oncology group study. In: Cancer Nursing. 2005 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 47-53.
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