PURPOSE: This study aims to develop and test feasibility of a colorectal cancer (CRC) education video appropriate for Somali immigrants.
DESIGN: One-group pretest-posttest design.
SETTING: Minneapolis, MN.
SAMPLE: Thirty-one Somali men (mean age = 60.6; SD = 13.0).
INTERVENTION: A CRC education video was developed in the Somali language with Somali community partners. Participants were invited to a workshop and watched the video.
MEASURES: Levels of understanding about CRC and screening were assessed before vs after the video.
ANALYSIS: Binomial tests were conducted to examine changes in level of understanding.
RESULTS: Analysis on pre-post, within-person changes in understanding about cancer, and CRC screening showed that proportions with a positive change in understanding risks of cancer (80%) and benefits of CRC screening (90%) were significantly higher than expected if the video had no effect (50%; P = .012, P < .001, respectively). Ninety-three percent of participants agreed that the video contained useful information.
CONCLUSION: These results provide evidence of usefulness of culturally tailored videos to facilitate CRC screening in the Somali community. Results of this study were limited by a small sample size and lack of a control group.
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
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- cancer education
- cancer screening
- colorectal cancer
- cultural adaptation
- health-promoting community design
- racial minority groups
- Early Detection of Cancer
- Middle Aged
- Colorectal Neoplasms/diagnosis
- Pilot Projects
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article
- Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural