Design Elements for the Development of Cancer Education Print Materials for a Latina/o Audience

Lydia P. Buki, Silvia I. Salazar, Viviana O. Pitton

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Abstract

Health educators can help reduce cancer disparities in Latino populations through the creation of effective print materials. In this effort, the National Cancer Institute conducted a comprehensive needs assessment to identify key design elements of cancer education programs and create a cost-effective process that would ensure consistency in the development of materials. This article introduces the Checklist of Design Elements for the Development of Cancer Education Print Materials for Latina/o Audiences (CEMLA), which includes a total of 10 design elements related to the process of developing materials and content. Using social learning theory as a theoretical framework, design elements are included that reflect cultural sensitivity at the surface and deep structure levels. This is the most comprehensive effort to date to integrate and synthesize theory and application in the design of materials for this audience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-572
Number of pages9
JournalHealth promotion practice
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Latinos/Hispanic
  • cancer
  • education
  • health disparities
  • print materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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