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Communicating Cancer Prevention Information To U.S. Latinos: The Moderating Role Of Acculturation, A Susana Ramirez May 2010

Communicating Cancer Prevention Information To U.S. Latinos: The Moderating Role Of Acculturation, A Susana Ramirez

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COMMUNICATING CANCER PREVENTION INFORMATION TO U.S. LATINOS: THE MODERATING ROLE OF ACCULTURATION.

A. Susana Ramírez

Robert C. Hornik

This dissertation stems from two observations: first, while communication can improve health disparities, important health information often fails to reach U.S. Latinos; second, that research on media, Latinos, and health behaviors is woefully sparse. This project sought to improve the former situation by contributing a body of evidence to the latter. Of specific interest is diversity within the U.S. Latino population relating to media use and health behaviors and outcomes, defined by the concept of acculturation. I sought ...