Improving multiple behaviors for colorectal cancer prevention among african american church members.

Auteur(s) :
Campbell MK., Demissie S., Hudson EA., James AS., Carrillo JC., Jackson EA., Oakes V., Farrell D., Tessaro I.
Date :
Sep, 2004
Source(s) :
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. #23:5 p492-502
Adresse :
Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

Sommaire de l'article

The WATCH (Wellness for African Americans Through Churches) Project was a randomized trial comparing the effectiveness of 2 strategies to promote colorectal cancer preventive behaviors among 587 African American members of 12 rural North Carolina churches. Using a 2 X 2 factorial research design, the authors compared a tailored print and video (TPV) intervention, consisting of 4 individually tailored newsletters and targeted videotapes, with a lay health advisor (LHA) intervention. Results showed that the TPV intervention significantly improved (p <.05) fruit and vegetable consumption (0.6 servings) and recreational physical activity (2.5 metabolic task equivalents per hour) and, among those 50 and older (n = 287), achieved a 15% increase in fecal occult blood testing screening (p =.08). The LHA intervention did not prove effective, possibly because of suboptimal reach and diffusion. ((c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)

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