Cancer prevention materials such as pamphlets, booklets, and fact sheets play a significant role in reducing cancer disparities.
Little is documented in the literature about the cultural sensitivity of materials targeting African Americans.
The Cancer Prevention Materials and African Americans project was conducted to assess the cultural sensitivity and readability of printed cancer education materials targeting African Americans.
Results showed current breast and cancer materials are not written at appropriate reading levels, and only 54% of the breast and 40% of the prostate cancer materials were found to be culturally sensitive.
Even though the materials are being developed and disseminated in health fairs, physician offices, barber shops, and other locations, the materials are still not reflective of the African-American populations and do not consider literacy, visual, written messages, and format as factors in their utilization.
Future studies should assess the appropriateness of materials for African Americans to promote and prevent cancer in African Americans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education, Document imprimé, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Prostate, Milieu culturel, Prévention, Homme, Race, Négroïde, Glande mammaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Prostate pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Education, Printed document, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Prostate, Cultural environment, Prevention, Human, Race, Negroid, Mammary gland diseases, Male genital diseases, Urinary system disease, Prostate disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0203513
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 11/09/1998.