Sanghamitra S Savadatti

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BACKGROUND While much is now known about breast cancer survivors' long-term health, quality of life, and psychological state, relatively little is known about the period immediately following completion of treatment, when women transition out of the role of breast cancer 'patient' to life as 'survivor'. OBJECTIVE To explore women's fears regarding risk of(More)
INTRODUCTION The Indo-Guyanese population is the largest immigrant minority population in Schenectady, New York. A clinic-based study in Schenectady and surveillance reports from Guyana found high diabetes prevalence and mortality among Guyanese of Indian descent. No community-based study has focused on diabetes among Indo-Guyanese immigrants in the United(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data on the effectiveness of skin cancer prevention education and early detection programs at beaches. OBJECTIVES We evaluate 4 strategies for addressing skin cancer prevention in beach settings. METHODS This prospective study at 4 beaches included 4 intervention conditions: (1) education only; (2) education plus biometric(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to explore barriers and needs related to diabetes care and the feasibility of diabetes self-management (DSM) "coaching" at faith-based organizations (FBOs) for the Indo-Guyanese community in Schenectady, New York. METHODS Participants were recruited though flyers and mass mailings, and in-depth interviews were(More)
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