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India Ornelas Evaluates the Effectiveness of a Pilot Program to Increase Cancer Screening Among Female Refugees

Posted: 12/19/2017 (CSDE Research)

Affiliate India Ornelas, Associate Professor of Health Services, co-authored a recent article based on the results of a pilot study that created and evaluated videos promoting screening for cervical cancer to women from two refugee groups: Karen-Burmese and Nepali-Bhutanese. Results indicate that after watching the videos, —which were tailored to the culture of each group—women were more likely be aware of tests for cervical cancer, had a greater intention to be tested, and had higher levels of knowledge about cervical cancer. The findings, published in Health Education & Behavior, suggest that such videos have the potential to increase the likelihood that female refugees are screened for cervical cancer. The full article is accessible below.

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