Adapting an evidence-based survivorship intervention for Latina breast cancer survivors

Academic Article


  • Aim: About 120,000 Latina breast cancer survivors (LBCS) live in the USA with the numbers expected to increase. LBCS experience survivorship disparities and report poor quality of life outcomes. Despite poor outcomes, few survivorship interventions for LBCS are available. Adapting evidence-based interventions for Latinas may be one strategy to reduce disparities. Materials & Methods: An evidence-based intervention called the Breast Cancer Education Intervention was adapted for Latinas. First, certified translation and cognitive interview to assess cultural relevance were conducted. Next, a pilot sample of 40 Latinas who participated in the intervention were asked to provide follow-up evaluation of their satisfaction with and usefulness of the translated education manual and intervention. Results: Thirty LBCS completed the intervention, and 14 LBCS submitted an evaluation summary expressing satisfaction with usefulness, readability and relevance. Conclusion: The process by which translation and cultural adaptation of an evidence-based intervention provides beginning foundation to support and reduce disparities among LBCS.
  • Published In

  • Women's Health  Journal
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    Author List

  • Meneses K; Gisiger-Camata S; Schoenberger YM; Weech-Maldonado R; McNees P
  • Start Page

  • 109
  • End Page

  • 119
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 2