Han, H. R., Song, Y., Kim, M., Hedlin, H. K., Kim, K., Ben Lee, H., & Roter, D. (2017). Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Literacy Among Korean American Women: A Community Health Worker-Led Intervention. American journal of public health, 107(1), 159–165. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303522 Access Abstract
NPM: 1: Well-Woman Visit
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PATIENT_CONSUMER, Educational Material, Community-Based Group Education, Other Person-to-Person Education, Patient Navigation
Intervention Description: We conducted a cluster-randomized trial at 23 ethnic churches in the Baltimore, Maryland–Washington, DC, metropolitan area between 2010 and 2014. Trained CHWs enrolled 560 women. The intervention group received an individually tailored cancer-screening brochure followed by CHW-led health literacy training and monthly telephone counseling with navigation assistance. Study outcomes included receipt of an age-appropriate cancer screening test, health literacy, cancer knowledge, and perceptions about cancer screening at 6 months.
Conclusion: A health literacy–focused CHW intervention successfully promoted cancer-screening behaviors and related cognitive and attitudinal outcomes in Korean American women.
Significant Findings: yes
Setting: 23 ethnic churches in the Baltimore,MD-Washington, DC area
Target Audience: Korean American women who had not had a pap test in 24 months and who could read and write Korean or English