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  1. Effectiveness of health education to increase screening for cervical cancer among Eastern-Band Cherokee Indian women in North Carolina.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    The North Carolina Native American Cervical Cancer Prevention Project was a 5-year, National Cancer Institute-funded trial of health education designed to increase screening for cervical cancer among Native-American women in North Carolina.

    Purpose 

    This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this education program in the Eastern-Band Cherokee target population.

    Methods 

    Cherokee tribal lands were mapped and all households (N=2223) were listed to ensure maximum coverage of the eligible population (women, aged 18 years and older, who were enrolled tribal members).

    Eligible women were identified by the use of a brief questionnaire administered to an adult member of the household.

    Of the 1279 households with eligible women, 1020 (79.8%) agreed to participate.

    The intervention was an individualized health education program delivered by female Cherokee lay health educators.

    The participants were randomly assigned to receive or not to receive the intervention (i.e., to program and control groups, respectively) by use of the Solomon Four-Group design.

    Data were collected in face-to-face interviews conducted in the participant's home. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Col utérus, Dépistage, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Education santé, Amérindien, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Frottis cervical, Comportement, Homme, Femelle, Ethnie, Diagnostic, Stade précoce, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Col utérus pathologie, Cherokee

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Uterine cervix, Medical screening, Prevention, Sanitary program, Health education, Amerindian, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Cervical smear, Behavior, Human, Female, Ethnic group, Diagnosis, Early stage, Female genital diseases, Uterine cervix diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0165717

    Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 21/05/1997.