Recruiting Latinas for a cancer screening intervention in an emerging community: Lessons learned
Conclusions: The use of lay recruiters who are part of the target population is an effective way to enroll Latinas in HPV screening research. Group visits generated high screening rates.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain the steps to train outreach liaisons fro recruit research participants. List the characteristics of successful outreach liaisons. Discuss options to deal with supervision of outreach liaisons in the field.
Keyword(s): Cancer Screening, Methodology
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Principal Investigator of this study; I have been doing research with Latinos since 1998. I conducted the first study to look at Latinos health care access in Southwestern Pennsylvania, showing that 38% of them were uninsured. I have done extensive work on breast and cervical cancer among underserved populations. Currently, I am testing an innovative method for cancer screening among Latinas: group visits.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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