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Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Medical School

1993

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Effect Of A Community Health Center Intervention On Breast Cancer Screening Among Hispanic American Women, Jane G. Zapka, Donald R. Harris, David W. Hosmer, Mary E. Costanza, Edith Mas, Robin S. Barth Jun 1993

Effect Of A Community Health Center Intervention On Breast Cancer Screening Among Hispanic American Women, Jane G. Zapka, Donald R. Harris, David W. Hosmer, Mary E. Costanza, Edith Mas, Robin S. Barth

Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications

OBJECTIVE. A multiple component intervention in a community health center is presented, and its effect on breast cancer screening participation by Hispanic American women between the ages of 45 and 75 years is discussed.

DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING. In 1990, data were collected through a retrospective audit (at least as far back as 1987) of community health center medical records, as well as from a client referral log. The health center, located in a small Massachusetts city, primarily serves clients of Latino heritage.

STUDY DESIGN. The study used a nonexperimental pretest-posttest intervention design to document clients' screening activities. To control ...