Formative research activities to provide web-based nutrition education to adults in the upper Rio Grande Valley

David B. Buller, W. Gill Woodall, Donald E. Zimmerman, Jerianne Heimendinger, Everett M. Rogers, Michael D. Slater, Barbara A. Hau, Judith I. Pepper, Kandiss Bartlett-Horch, Patricia A. Burris-Woodall, Mark B. Dignan, Joan Hines, Michelle L. Le Blanc

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Abstract

The Internet is a promising new tool for disseminating cancer prevention information. Barriers to full implementation include disparities in access and skill and availability of information relevant at the local level. A nutrition education Web site to promote fruit and vegetable intake is being produced for a tri-ethnic adult population in Colorado and New Mexico. Development is guided by findings from formative research including focus groups with local residents, a survey on computer and Internet use with 200 adults in 1998, an assessment of public access computer sites, and in-depth discussion with local community computer skills trainers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

Keywords

  • Cancer prevention information
  • Multicultural adults
  • Nutritive behavior
  • Website

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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