Lay Health Workers Help Increase Cancer Screenings Among Low-income Hispanic Women

News — By on March 22, 2009 at 1:00 am

The intervention of lay health workers can be beneficial in increasing breast and cervical cancer screening among low-income Hispanic women, reports a new study. Participants in this study were women 50 and older who were non-adherent to mammography or Pap test screening guidelines. Researchers developed an educational intervention (“Cultivando La Salud”/Cultivating Health), which was administered by lay health workers.

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