DESCRIPTION (adapted from the applicant's abstract): Delivering breast
cancer screening messages to low-income, low-literacy Latinas presents
unique challenges. Interactive multi-media technologies may offer an
innovative, effective, and cost-accessible medium for reaching this
population. The specific aims of this Phase II SBIR research are to:
1) design culturally, linguistically and age-appropriate breast cancer
education models for low-education, low-literacy Latinas using the
message-development model validated in Phase I; 2) design and develop
prototype kiosks that employ touchscreen and CD-ROM technologies into
a device that enables users to easily navigate and control the direction
and pace at which they obtain information; and 3) field test the
interactive multi-media kiosks to determine their efficacy in providing
breast cancer screening information to Latinas. A pre/post design will
determine message effect knowledge gain, attitudinal change, self-
efficacy and behavioral intent on 1600 Latina users of multi-media
kiosks. Three hundred of these randomly assigned women are interviewed
four months after exposure to determine behavioral change. Site
assistants will conduct pre- and post interviews; the kiosks will also
provide tracking data on use patterns for each information module.
There are considerable opportunities for technological innovation making
use of multimedia kiosks for health education.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
Proposed commercial application not available.
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