J Agric Med Community Health.  2009 Sep;34(2):214-222.

The Development and Effect of Navigator Education Program for Cancer Screening on Women in the Community

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Policy and Managemen, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea. choice@kangwon.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
This study was performed to evaluate the effect of navigator education program for cancer screening, which is designed for improvement in knowledge of cancer, perceived self efficacy and communication skill of the breast and cervical cancer screening for middle-aged and aged women in urban areas. Cancer screening navigator is lay health advisor who are educated for providing information, emotional support about cancer screening at the community.
METHODS
The subjects were 33 women at the age of 40-69 and educated for 12 hours through the education program. The control group subjects were 30 women. For statistical analysis, descriptive statistics and paired t-test were used with SPSS WIN 14.0.
RESULTS
Contents of education program were case of cancer early detection, benefit of breast cancer screening, benefit of cervical cancer screening, health care system for cancer screening, role of cancer screening navigator, communication skill, transtheoretical model and role play. Knowledge of cancer(t=4.267, p=0.000) and communication skill(t=4.947, p=0.000) of the women increased significantly after implementing the 12 hours education program.
CONCLUSION
The results suggest that navigator education for cancer screening has an effect in increasing knowledge of cancer, and communication skill scores.

Keyword

Cancer screening; Navigator; Education; Women; Community

MeSH Terms

Aged
Breast
Breast Neoplasms
Delivery of Health Care
Early Detection of Cancer
Female
Humans
Mass Screening
Self Efficacy
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Full Text Links
  • JAMCH
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr