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A culturally competent approach to cancer news and education in an inner city community: focus group findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15204825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ethnic minorities who live in socioeconomically disenfranchised communities suffer disproportionately from many health problems including cancer. In an effort to reduce these disparities, many health-care practitioners and scholars have promoted "culturally competent" health education efforts. One component of culturally competent education is a grounded knowledge base. To obtain knowledge about the cancer-related ideas of members of one African American community, researchers conducted focus groups with public housing residents and used the findings to develop a five-part television news series about breast, prostate, and cervix cancers. We found that participants gathered information from the folk, popular, and professional health sectors and constructed their cancer-related ideas from this information. Furthermore, experiences of racism, sexism, and classism colored their beliefs and behaviors regarding the prevention, detection, and treatment of common cancers. For this community "cancer" represents a giant screen upon which individual fears and societal ethnic, political, and economic tensions are projected.
Authors:
Jonnie P Marks; Wornie Reed; Kay Colby; R A Dunn; M Mosavel; Said A Ibrahim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health communication     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1081-0730     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Commun     Publication Date:    2004 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-18     Completed Date:  2004-08-10     Revised Date:  2008-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9604100     Medline TA:  J Health Commun     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-57     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Public Health Productions, Inc, Cleveland, Ohio 44118, USA. phpjpmarks@peoplepc.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
African Americans / education,  psychology*
Aged
Culture
Female
Focus Groups
Health Education / methods*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Services Accessibility
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / ethnology*,  prevention & control*
Ohio
Poverty Areas*
Public Housing*
Social Marketing*
Television
Urban Population
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
J Health Commun. 2008 Apr-May;13(3):306
Note: Dunn, R A [added]; Mosavel, M [added]

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