A comparison of two Native American Navigator formats: face-to-face and telephone.

Mark B. Dignan, Linda Burhansstipanov, Judy Hariton, Lisa Harjo, Terri Rattler, Rose Lee, Mondi Mason

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The study was designed to test the relative effectiveness of a Navigator intervention delivered face-to-face or by telephone to urban Native American women. The effectiveness of the intervention was evaluated using a design that included a pretest, random assignment to face-to-face or telephone group, and posttest. The Social Cognitive Theory-based intervention was a tailored education program developed to address individual risk factors for breast cancer. At posttest, self-reported mammograms in the past year increased from 29% to 41.3% in the telephone group and from 34.4% to 45.2% in the face-to-face group. There was no difference in change from pretest to posttest between the telephone and face-to-face groups. Navigators can be effective in increasing adherence to recommendations for screening mammography among urban American Indian women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Control
Volume12 Suppl 2
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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