Online Program

Women and cancer: Persuasive health communication addressing cancer disparities (a joint session of the Cancer Forum and Women's Caucus)

Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cancer screening among vulnerable and underserved women is a crucially important public health issue. This session will evaluate the efficacy of narrative communication in facilitating cervical cancer screening, examine the role of adolescent female health advocates in enhancing rates of screening among older, female relatives, and describe structural and psychosocial barriers to breast and cervical screening among women who are members of racial/ethnic minority groups. The content of this session will be geared toward gynecology and oncology researchers and practitioners, public health and behavioral scientists, and community members.
Session Objectives: Identify factors that enhance the efficacy of narrative communication in the transmission of information related to cervical cancer and cervical cancer screening; Evaluate the efficacy of using adolescent females as health advocates to enhance cancer screening among their mothers and other female relatives; Explain barriers to cervical cancer screening among Latinas; and Describe the role of breast cancer fatalism in adherence to mammography screening among American Indian women.
Jill M. Oliveri, MPH, DrPH

Thinking you can: Self-efficacy and barriers to cervical cancer screening among Latinas   
Lauren B. Frank, MHS, PhD, Meghan Bridgid Moran, PhD, Sheila Murphy, PhD and Sandra Ball-Rokeach, PhD
Persuasive cancer screening messaging: Adolescent girls as health advocates   
Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D. and Ellyn Leighton-Herrmann, M.A.
Longitudinal effects of narrative versus non-narrative health messages on promoting women's cervical cancer-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior   
Sheila Murphy, PhD, Lauren B. Frank, MHS, PhD, Joyee S. Chatterjee, PhD, Meghan Bridgid Moran, PhD, Nan Zhao, MPH and Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Cancer Forum, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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