The Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research (CHEER)
Final rept. 30 Sep 2011-39 Sep 2013
M D ANDERSON CANCER CENTER HOUSTON TX
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The current award was designed to provide infrastructure support for the former Center for Research on Minority Health CRMH, now the Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research CHEER. The ongoing CRMHCHEER projects not only include research in Hispanic and Latino populations, but also other men and women of all ages and racialethnic groups. The broad reach of the CRMHCHEER continues our commitment to improving health outcomes for underserved populations. In addition to providing infrastructure research support for the CRMHCHEER, the adaption of the informed decision making aid Testing for Prostate Cancer into a culturally and linguistically appropriate tool for Hispanic men was initiated. In the proposed study, we conducted focus groups to evaluated the acceptance and feasibility of a community- based informed decision-making IDM aid specifically tailored for Hispanic men. The proposed decision making aid was adapted from the currently available American Cancer Society ACS Testing for Prostate Cancer booklet and slide set. The pilot project employed formative research processes including literature reviews plus thematic analysis of focus groups. We hypothesized that 1 Hispanic men in the target populations would report favorable responses to the proposed culturallylinguistically-tailored prostate cancer screening tool, and 2 the proposed IDM tool would increase knowledge regarding the advantages and disadvantages of prostate cancer screening among Hispanic men in the target population.
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