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Ethnic minority populations prefer cancer information that is respectful of their customs and beliefs about health and illness. Community newspapers are an important source of cancer information for ethnic groups. Our purpose is to evaluate the cultural sensitivity of cancer information in mass print media targeting ethnic minority readership. We assessed(More)
This study identified perceived physical activity (PA) enablers and barriers among a racially/ethnically and geographically diverse group of older adults. Data were from 42 focus groups conducted with African Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Chinese, Vietnamese, and non-Hispanic Whites (hereafter Whites). Constant-comparison methods were used to(More)
BACKGROUND Pictorial health warning labels on cigarette packaging have been proposed for the U.S., but their potential influences among populations that suffer tobacco-related health disparities are unknown. PURPOSE To evaluate pictorial health warning labels, including moderation of their influences by health literacy and race. METHODS From July 2011(More)
INTRODUCTION Older men are at increased risk for prostate cancer. As seniors turn to the Internet for cancer information, it is important that the resources they locate about lifestyle behaviors and screening are culturally appropriate and easy to understand. This study was a comprehensive analysis of prostate cancer risk as portrayed on the Internet with(More)
OBJECTIVE Given recent approval for administration of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to men, it is important to assess the HPV-related perspectives of men and women. The purpose of this study was to examine gender differences in HPV knowledge, beliefs, and vaccine acceptance among college students attending 3 historically black colleges/universities(More)
Adequate functional literacy skills positively influence individuals' ability to take control of their health. Print and Web-based cancer information is often written at difficult reading levels. This systematic review evaluates readability instruments (FRE, F-K, Fog, SMOG, Fry) used to assess print and Web-based cancer information and word recognition and(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE to assess the readability level of Web-based information on leading incident cancers. RESEARCH DESIGN websites on breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers were selected for analysis by comparing the first 100 hits across 10 popular search engines. A total of 100 websites on breast (n=33), prostate (n=34), and colorectal (n=33) cancers(More)
BACKGROUND Literacy is considered an essential component of individuals' ability to increase control over their health. However, the majority of printed cancer information is written at readability levels of high school or higher and may be difficult to comprehend by people who are searching for medical information. Since low literacy is associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Significant disparities in cancer mortality exist as a function of ethnicity and race in North America. Little is known, however, about the presentation of cancer information in mass media that targets ethnic minority groups. OBJECTIVES 1) To evaluate the volume and type of cancer coverage and the readability of cancer articles in Canadian(More)
BACKGROUND Community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches that involve community and academic partners in activities ranging from protocol design through dissemination of study findings can increase recruitment of medically underserved and underrepresented racial/ethnic minority populations into biomedical research. METHODS Five cancer screening(More)