This research was supported by the California Breast Cancer Research Program under their Community Research Collaboration mechanism (grant 10AB-1600). The funding organization provided optional technical assistance related to conducting effective community-based participatory research. For this we are especially grateful to Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch, Walter Price, Marj Plumb, and Natalie Collins. The funding organization had no other role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. The authors wish to thank the community members who participated in this study. We are also grateful to the staff of the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project and Mendocino Cancer Resource Center, especially Bojan Ingle, Mimi Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Rachel Kradin, and Mary Scott. Thanks also to Pam Derish for instruction on scientific writing, Martha Daschbach for assistance with regulatory compliance, and the staff at the H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library at the University of California, San Francisco, for their assistance with background research and literature searches. We are grateful to Sara Knight and Jon Showstack for their mentorship and guidance. For further information, contact: Jeffrey Belkora, Institute for Health Policy Studies, Box 0936, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 265, San Francisco CA 94118-1944; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adaptation of Consultation Planning for Native American and Latina Women With Breast Cancer
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2009
© 2009 National Rural Health Association
The Journal of Rural Health
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 384–387, Fall 2009
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Belkora, J., Franklin, L., O’Donnell, S., Ohnemus, J. and Stacey, D. (2009), Adaptation of Consultation Planning for Native American and Latina Women With Breast Cancer. The Journal of Rural Health, 25: 384–387. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00248.x
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2009
ABSTRACT: Context:Resource centers in rural, underserved areas are implementing Consultation Planning (CP) to help women with breast cancer create a question list before a doctor visit. Purpose: To identify changes needed for acceptable delivery of CP to rural Native Americans and Latinas. Methods: We interviewed and surveyed 27 Native American and Latino key informants. We coded interviews thematically, and calculated summary statistics for the survey data. Findings: Native American and Latino respondents endorsed CP as culturally acceptable to their communities, while suggesting changes. Respondents also raised the topic of how to further support patients once they have successfully prepared a question list using CP. Conclusions: The resource centers implemented the requested changes.