Project: Research project

Project Details


DESCRIPTION: (Applicant's Description) The overall purpose of this program
is to reduce morbidity and mortality from cancer among underserved urban
minorities through increasing their knowledge about cancer and cancer
screening tests and improving their preventive health behaviors. In order
to achieve this goal, home attendants (a category of home health care worker
comprised primarily of minority women) will receive a core course in cancer
prevention which includes a specialized module designed to train the home
attendant as a community educator. Concentration initially will be on
breast and cervical cancer, with lung and colon cancer added to course
content as the program expands. The cancer prevention course will improve
the home attendant's knowledge of cancer-related facts as well as enable the
home attendant to function as a trained disseminator of cancer information.
Since over half the home attendants employed in the Bronx are Hispanic. all
education will be provided in Spanish as well as English. After completion
of the core course, home attendants will be able to deliver portable capsule
curricula to their elderly clients and members of their social network
(family and friends). The original capsule curriculum will be designed for
female elderly clients, but capsules for elderly male clients, female
friends, family members and male peers will subsequently be designed and
Effective start/end date8/1/9611/30/01


  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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