Online Program

Cultural Considerations in Cancer Research: From Methodology to mHealth Applications

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Improving our understanding of how cultural factors influence cancer screening, coping with diagnosis and treatment, and survivorship is essential to furthering public health efforts to reduce cancer health disparities. Toward this end, this session will highlight several areas in which culture and cancer intersect, including: cultural adaptation of a supportive care needs measure for Latino cancer survivors, cultural influences on cancer screening among Chinese and Korean American, coping strategies adopted by Latino men with cancer, and the development of a culturally and linguistically appropriate mHealth tool for Hispanic cancer survivors. The content of the session will be geared towards researchers and practitioners working in the area of cancer health disparities and those with a special interest in cultural factors in cancer research.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of evaluating existing measures and assessment instruments to ensure they are linguistically and culturally relevant for the population of interest. Describe the influence of culturally mediated knowledge factors on colorectal cancer screening rates among Chinese and Korean Americans. Identify the culturally mediated coping strategies employed by Latino cancer survivors. Identify cultural factors for consideration in the design of a mobile health intervention for Spanish-speakers.

MAESTRA: A mHealth Application to Enhance Support, Treatment Readiness and Adjustment among Spanish-Speakers Diagnosed with Cancer   
Evelyn Cordero, B.A., Jennifer Banas, EdD MPH, David E. Victorson, Ph.D., Sandra Gutierrez, M.Ed. and Judy Guitelman, BA
Is Colorectal Cancer A Western Disease? Influence of Misconception on Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Mixed Methods Study   
Julia Cen Chen, MPP, CHES, Gilyong Kim, PhD, Jingjing Chen, MD, MPH, Jeongeun Park, MPH and Sunmin Lee, ScD, MPH
Cultural Adaptation of a Supportive Care Needs Measure for Spanish-Speaking Latino Cancer Survivors   
Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA, Patricia Medina-Ramirez, MPH, CPH, Nora Arriola, MA, MPH, CPH and Coralia Vazquez-Otero, JD, MPH
Echar pa'lante: Coping Strategies for Dealing with Cancer among Latino Men   
Patricia Medina-Ramirez, MPH, CPH, Coralia Vazquez-Otero, JD, MPH, Nora Arriola, MA, MPH, CPH, Claudia X. Aguado Loi, PhD, MPH and Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA

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Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: International Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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