Design and Results of a Culturally Tailored Cancer Outreach Project by and for Micronesian Women

@inproceedings{Aitaoto2012DesignAR,
  title={Design and Results of a Culturally Tailored Cancer Outreach Project by and for Micronesian Women},
  author={Nia Aitaoto and Kathryn Lenzner Braun and Julia Estrella and Aritae Epeluk and Joann U Tsark},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In 2005, approximately 26% of Micronesian women aged 40 or older in Hawai'i used mammography for breast cancer screening. We describe an 18-month project to increase screening participation in this population by tailoring educational materials and using a lay educator approach. COMMUNITY CONTEXT New immigrants to Hawai'i are Marshallese from the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Chuukese, Pohnpeians, and Kosraeans from the Federated States of Micronesia. In Hawai'i, these 4… CONTINUE READING
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