Summary

Eligibility
for females ages 45-80 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at UCLA
Dates
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

The purpose of this research is to develop a culturally adapted "Faith in Action!" curriculum to train lay health navigators to provide breast cancer screening navigation to Korean American women within faith-based settings and evaluate whether the culturally adapted "Faith in Action!" curriculum increases adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines among Korean American women within faith-based settings in Los Angeles, California. The primary research procedures include trainings and key informant interviews with lay health navigators in faith-based settings followed by a cluster randomized trial to evaluate the intervention.

Official Title

Faith in Action! A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Church-based Navigation Model to Increase Breast Cancer Screening Among Korean Women in Los Angeles

Details

A parallel cluster randomized trial (CRT) with staggered roll-out will be conducted to evaluate the efficacy of the "Faith in Action!" intervention on breast cancer screening rates among Korean American women. This will involve two blocks of 8 churches each (total 16 churches) randomized to either the intervention or waitlist control. A train the trainer approach will be used to educate and certify lay health navigators identified by targeted Korean church leaders from selected churches. The trained health navigators will be deployed back to the churches and community settings with tools and resources to deliver cancer education and increase motivation to participate in breast cancer screening through proven approaches such as one-on-one education, small media and workshops. The research objectives are to: 1. Develop a culturally adapted "Faith in Action!" curriculum to train lay health navigators to provide breast cancer screening navigation to Korean American women within faith-based settings. 2. Evaluate whether the culturally adapted "Faith in Action!" curriculum increases adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines among Korean American women within faith-based settings. It is hypothesized that the implementation of this culturally adapted cancer screening training curriculum for lay health navigators, built upon the Korean communities' frequent engagement with "expert" schools and deployed among existing networks in the faith-based Korean community, will increase adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines among underserved Korean American women.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Cancer Screening, Health Disparities, Breast Neoplasms, Faith in Action! Church-based Navigation Model, Faith in Action!

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to females ages 45-80

  • Korean woman who is 45 years or older
  • Does not currently have a breast cancer diagnosis
  • Non-adherent to cancer screening (did not receive mammogram in last 2 years based on self-report)
  • Prospective or current member of participating Korean Churches
  • Willing to participate in study

You CAN'T join if...

  • Does not meet inclusion criteria as described above

Locations

  • UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90069 United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
ID
NCT05298605
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 320 study participants
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