Cancer Screening among East African Communities
Determine psychosocial and cultural factors that enhance or reduce the likelihood of receiving cancer screening in East African men.
Project 1 Survey:
- Purpose: Identify cultural, psychosocial, and behavioral correlates of cancer screening experiences among East African communities.
- Sample: East African men over the age of 45
- Methods: Cross-sectional study
- Procedure: Face-to-face interviews
Project 2 Focus Groups:
- Purpose: Identify which common barriers or facilitators of colon cancer (CRC) screening are more important/relevant to East African communities.
- Sample: 20 East African men between the age of 45 – 74 (4-5 groups).
- Methods: Two bilingual moderators conduct focus groups.
- Topics: Participants are given a list of common barriers of CRC screening and asked to rank them and discuss ways to address them.
- Status: Completed 1 group (recently added one staff; 3-4 more groups will be completed in Spring).
Project 3 Community Workshop:
- Purpose: Examine the effects of culturally tailored CRC screening education material on perceptions and attitudes toward the screening among East African individuals–Faith based messages and Basic knowledge and risk factors of CRC, benefits of CRC screening
- Sample: East African men between the age of 45-74.
- Methods: The workshop (in community settings).