Investigating a Breast and Cervical Cancer Intervention for Latinas in Western New York
I. Investigate the extent of linguistic and cultural tailoring necessary to adapt Esperanza
y Vida outreach programs for Hispanics in Western New York.
II. Evaluate the effectiveness of the Esperanza y Vida program intervention to increase
breast and cervical cancer knowledge and screening behaviors in Hispanic participants
compared to a control health education program on diabetes.
III. Determine the factors associated with and/or predictive of screening of Hispanics in
Western New York (WNY) as compared to New York City (NYC) and Arkansas to describe how the
intervention impacts barriers and motivations for screening in diverse Hispanic populations.
Key informant interviews with local "gatekeepers" of Hispanic culture groups in WNY and
focus groups with Hispanic cancer survivors with screened and unscreened participants are
conducted during the first phase of research. Participants are then randomized to 1 of 2
ARM I: Participants engage in the Esperanza y Vida educational information session for
breast and cervical cancer.
ARM II: Participants engage in an educational information session for diabetes.
After completion of study treatment, participants are followed up at 2 and 8 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Intervention-group screening rates will be compared for evidence of increase over control-group screening rates using the Chi-square test, conducted as a one-sided test at alpha = 0.05. And in stratified analysis, screening rates across both states will be compared for evidence of an overall increase with intervention using the Cochran-mantel-Haenszel (CMH) test, conducted as a one-sided test at alpha = 0.05.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
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