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Community level cancer control in a Texas barrio: Part II--Base-line and preliminary outcome findings.

Abstract

In a quasiexperimental demonstration study, screening rates for breast and cervical cancers were measured among Mexican-American women in selected areas of San Antonio and Houston, Tex. This research was primarily designed to evaluate a cancer-screening promotion program in San Antonio by comparing changes in screening rates in panels from the two barrio communities. In a base-line population survey, we found a small, but significant, proportion of women (10%-15%) lacking Pap smears and a larger proportion (30%-40%) lacking mammography. In a panel study following women who lacked screening at base line, there was a trend toward greater Pap smear use among younger women and a significant increase in mammography for all age groups in San Antonio compared with groups in Houston. Although there was a difference in language use between the communities, rates of newly initiated screening within the communities were similar among monolingual Spanish speakers and among those who used English, supporting the hypothesis that the program increased both groups' participation in breast-cancer screening.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for Health Promotion Research and Development, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 77225, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8562212

Citation

McAlister, A L., et al. "Community Level Cancer Control in a Texas Barrio: Part II--Base-line and Preliminary Outcome Findings." Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs, 1995, pp. 123-6.
McAlister AL, Fernandez-Esquer ME, Ramirez AG, et al. Community level cancer control in a Texas barrio: Part II--Base-line and preliminary outcome findings. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1995.
McAlister, A. L., Fernandez-Esquer, M. E., Ramirez, A. G., Trevino, F., Gallion, K. J., Villarreal, R., Pulley, L. V., Hu, S., Torres, I., & Zhang, Q. (1995). Community level cancer control in a Texas barrio: Part II--Base-line and preliminary outcome findings. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs, (18), 123-6.
McAlister AL, et al. Community Level Cancer Control in a Texas Barrio: Part II--Base-line and Preliminary Outcome Findings. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1995;(18)123-6. PubMed PMID: 8562212.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Community level cancer control in a Texas barrio: Part II--Base-line and preliminary outcome findings. AU - McAlister,A L, AU - Fernandez-Esquer,M E, AU - Ramirez,A G, AU - Trevino,F, AU - Gallion,K J, AU - Villarreal,R, AU - Pulley,L V, AU - Hu,S, AU - Torres,I, AU - Zhang,Q, PY - 1995/1/1/pubmed PY - 1995/1/1/medline PY - 1995/1/1/entrez SP - 123 EP - 6 JF - Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs JO - J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr IS - 18 N2 - In a quasiexperimental demonstration study, screening rates for breast and cervical cancers were measured among Mexican-American women in selected areas of San Antonio and Houston, Tex. This research was primarily designed to evaluate a cancer-screening promotion program in San Antonio by comparing changes in screening rates in panels from the two barrio communities. In a base-line population survey, we found a small, but significant, proportion of women (10%-15%) lacking Pap smears and a larger proportion (30%-40%) lacking mammography. In a panel study following women who lacked screening at base line, there was a trend toward greater Pap smear use among younger women and a significant increase in mammography for all age groups in San Antonio compared with groups in Houston. Although there was a difference in language use between the communities, rates of newly initiated screening within the communities were similar among monolingual Spanish speakers and among those who used English, supporting the hypothesis that the program increased both groups' participation in breast-cancer screening. SN - 1052-6773 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8562212/Community_level_cancer_control_in_a_Texas_barrio:_Part_II__Base_line_and_preliminary_outcome_findings_ L2 - https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/cancers/a92126/en/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -