Educating underserved Latino communities about family health history using lay health advisors.

@article{Kaphingst2011EducatingUL,
  title={Educating underserved Latino communities about family health history using lay health advisors.},
  author={Kimberly A. Kaphingst and Christina Lachance and Alejandra Gepp and Laura Hoyt D'Anna and Britt Rios-Ellis},
  journal={Public health genomics},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 4-5},
  pages={211-21}
}
BACKGROUND Family health history (FHH) is a tool used to inform individuals about inherited disease risk. Due to their disproportionate morbidity and mortality from some common chronic diseases, U.S. Latinos are an important audience for FHH information. This study examined the effects of a culturally-tailored intervention led by lay health advisors (LHAs) in delivering information about FHH on participants' intentions, self-efficacy, and conceptual knowledge. METHODS 474 Spanish-speaking… CONTINUE READING

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