Un Abrazo Para La Familia: An Evidenced-Based Rehabilitation Approach in Providing Cancer Education to Low-SES Hispanic Co-Survivors

Catherine A. Marshall, Melissa A Curran, Susan Silverberg Koerner, Thilo Kroll, Amy C. Hickman, Francisco A Garcia

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Abstract

We discuss Un Abrazo Para La Familia as an effective, rehabilitation-informed evidence-based model of education, information-sharing, and skill teaching for use with low-income Hispanic co-survivors of cancer. Over 2 years, 120 co-survivors participated in the intervention. The majority of participants (96 %) were women and all but one reported being Hispanic. Both in years 1 and 2, we followed the same pre- and post-intervention evaluation design. Based on pre- and post-intervention assessments of cancer-related knowledge and self-efficacy, the percentage of questions answered correctly about cancer significantly increased for co-survivors. Self-efficacy significantly increased as well. Using item analysis, we explored skill teaching as a mechanism for the effective delivery of Un Abrazo and recommend the use of promotoras in providing the intervention. Of the 12 cancer knowledge items resulting in statistically significant increases of cancer knowledge, 5 were taught via interactive skill teaching. Given the projected rise in the incidence of cancer in Hispanic populations, coupled with the fact that people from low-income backgrounds face unique challenges in cancer prevention and management, implications of the Un Abrazo model for future research and policy regarding cancer and families are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-633
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Co-survivor
  • Low-income Hispanic
  • Rehabilitation
  • Self-efficacy

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Oncology

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Un Abrazo Para La Familia : An Evidenced-Based Rehabilitation Approach in Providing Cancer Education to Low-SES Hispanic Co-Survivors. / Marshall, Catherine A.; Curran, Melissa A; Koerner, Susan Silverberg; Kroll, Thilo; Hickman, Amy C.; Garcia, Francisco A.

In: Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2013, p. 626-633.

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