Adapting a Cancer Literacy Measure for Use Among Navajo Women

Kathleen J Yost, Mark C. Bauer, Lydia P. Buki, Martha Austin-Garrison, Linda V. Garcia, Christine A. Hughes, Christi Ann Patten

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Purpose: The authors designed a community-based participatory research study to develop and test a family-based behavioral intervention to improve cancer literacy and promote mammography among Navajo women. Method: Using data from focus groups and discussions with a community advisory committee, they adapted an existing questionnaire to assess cancer knowledge, barriers to mammography, and cancer beliefs for use among Navajo women. Questions measuring health literacy, numeracy, self-efficacy, cancer communication, and family support were also adapted. Results: The resulting questionnaire was found to have good content validity, and to be culturally and linguistically appropriate for use among Navajo women. Conclusions: It is important to consider culture and not just language when adapting existing measures for use with AI/AN (American Indian/Alaskan Native) populations. English-language versions of existing literacy measures may not be culturally appropriate for AI/AN populations, which could lead to a lack of semantic, technical, idiomatic, and conceptual equivalence, resulting in misinterpretation of study outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-285
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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North American Indians
Mammography
Neoplasms
Language
Community-Based Participatory Research
Health Literacy
Advisory Committees
Self Efficacy
Focus Groups
Semantics
Population
Communication
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Literacy
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • American Indians
  • cancer literacy
  • health literacy
  • mammography
  • questionnaires

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  • Nursing(all)

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Adapting a Cancer Literacy Measure for Use Among Navajo Women. / Yost, Kathleen J; Bauer, Mark C.; Buki, Lydia P.; Austin-Garrison, Martha; Garcia, Linda V.; Hughes, Christine A.; Patten, Christi Ann.

In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2017, p. 278-285.

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Yost, KJ, Bauer, MC, Buki, LP, Austin-Garrison, M, Garcia, LV, Hughes, CA & Patten, CA 2017, 'Adapting a Cancer Literacy Measure for Use Among Navajo Women', Journal of Transcultural Nursing, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 278-285. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659616628964
Yost, Kathleen J ; Bauer, Mark C. ; Buki, Lydia P. ; Austin-Garrison, Martha ; Garcia, Linda V. ; Hughes, Christine A. ; Patten, Christi Ann. / Adapting a Cancer Literacy Measure for Use Among Navajo Women. In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2017 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 278-285.
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