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Community health workers speak out about the Kin KeeperSM model.

Authors
  • Mousa, Shimaa M
  • Brooks, Emily
  • Dietrich, Monika
  • Henderson, Aisha
  • McLean, Casey
  • Patricia Williams, Karen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cancer Education
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2010
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
236–241
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s13187-010-0049-2
PMID: 20204574
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Community health workers (CHWs) informed students and researcher alike on the Kin Keeper(SM) Cancer Prevention Intervention. Students interested in medicine, guided by faculty, conducted a focus group session with 13 CHWs to find out if the intervention was effective for delivering breast and cervical cancer education. Strengths reported were (1) cultural appropriateness, (2) home visits, (3) CHW resource kits, and (4) increased awareness. The barriers were privacy perceptions and scheduling home visits. Overall, the CHWs indicated that the intervention was effective and flexible enough to accommodate the African American, Latina, and Arab groups of women.

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