Several researchers from the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) at UT Health San Antonio are collaborating on a randomized controlled trial on Latina breast cancer. The study hypothesizes that Latinas who receive an interactive, technology-infused communications intervention—using a culturally relevant computer video, a tailored brochure and a community health worker (CHW)—will increase self-efficacy and informed decision-making to enter breast cancer clinical trials, and they will have 15% higher acceptance rate than control group (N=112). The study randomizes Latina breast cancer patients from the CTRC to an intervention or usual care control group. The intervention group will receive three components: 1) a culturally sensitive and individually tailored, 20-minute computer-based video; 2) a bilingual, low literacy brochure that encourages patients to communicate with family and friends; and 3) support from a community health worker. The usual care control group will receive usual-care NCI breast cancer clinical trial information materials.
Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, IHPR at UT Health San Antonio
Patricia Chalela, IHPR at UT Health San Antonio
Peter Ravdin, CTRC at UT Health San Antonio
Anand Karnad, CTRC at UT Health San Antonio
IHPR at UT Health San Antonio
CTRC at UT Health San Antonio