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.
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Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: International Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)