Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 329–336

Evaluation of Cancer 101: An Educational Program for Native Settings

  • Teresa Garrett Hill
  • Katherine Josa Briant
  • Deborah Bowen
  • Verné Boerner
  • Thuy Vu
  • Kerri Lopez
  • Eric Vinson
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13187-010-0046-5

Cite this article as:
Hill, T.G., Briant, K.J., Bowen, D. et al. J Canc Educ (2010) 25: 329. doi:10.1007/s13187-010-0046-5

Abstract

This community-based intervention study examines the impact of Cancer 101, a cancer education resource developed in collaboration with American Indians/Alaska Natives to improve cancer knowledge, action regarding cancer control in tribal settings, and survival rates for members of their communities. Pre/post-surveys used to assess knowledge, attitudes, perceived benefits and future activities at baseline, immediately post-training, and at 4-6 months. Participants demonstrated significant change in knowledge, attitude, and cancer control activities. Cancer 101 provides a critical pathway to increase knowledge and promote action to reduce the burden and improve survival of cancer within tribal communities.

Keywords

Cancer knowledge Cancer control Tribal setting 

Copyright information

© Springer 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Garrett Hill
    • 1
    • 4
  • Katherine Josa Briant
    • 1
  • Deborah Bowen
    • 2
  • Verné Boerner
    • 3
  • Thuy Vu
    • 1
  • Kerri Lopez
    • 3
  • Eric Vinson
    • 3
  1. 1.Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Northwest Portland Area Indian Health BoardPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Spirit of EAGLES, Cancer Information Service Northwest RegionFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA