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Payán DD, Maggard-Gibbons M, Flórez KR
Taking Care of Yourself and Your Risk for Breast Cancer (CUIDARSE): a randomized controlled trial of a health communication intervention for Latinas.
Latinas in the United States are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer (BC) compared to non-Latinas. Literacy-appropriate and culturally sensitive cancer communication interventions can help address existing racial/ethnic BC disparities. In this study, the investigators formatively developed a new BC prevention brochure for Spanish-speaking Latinas (≥35 years) and conducted a randomized controlled trial of a health communication intervention for Latinas.
Citation: Payán DD, Maggard-Gibbons M, Flórez KR . Taking Care of Yourself and Your Risk for Breast Cancer (CUIDARSE): a randomized controlled trial of a health communication intervention for Latinas. Health Educ Behav 2020 Aug;47(4):569-80. doi: 10.1177/1090198120920529..
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Health Literacy, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Cultural Competence, Health Promotion, Communication, Women, Community-Based Practice
Leung LB, Vargas-Bustamante A, Martinez AE
Disparities in diabetes care quality by English language preference in community health centers.
Researchers conducted a parallel analysis of disparities in diabetes care quality among Latino and Asian community health center (CHC) patients by English language preference. After adjusting for socioeconomic and health characteristics, disparities in patient experiences by English language preference were found only among Asian patients. There were no significant differences in glycemic control by language for either Latino or Asian patients.
Citation: Leung LB, Vargas-Bustamante A, Martinez AE . Disparities in diabetes care quality by English language preference in community health centers. Health Serv Res 2018 Feb;53(1):509-31. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12590.
Keywords: Community-Based Practice, Cultural Competence, Diabetes, Disparities, Racial / Ethnic Minorities