Background. Appalachian respondents were surveyed about their knowledge of cancer and screening intentions in a pre/post research design. Methods. At baseline, 696 telephone interviews were conducted of randomly selected respondents. Half were randomly assigned to a control group and half were provided correct information to incorrect responses. Four months later, respondents were re-interviewed. Results. Provision of correct information did not produce major differences in the intervention group. Conclusions. Although the intervention was less effective than anticipated, the pilot test provided possible explanations/variables that educators may be able to control or incorporate as features in future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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