The NCI Digital Divide Pilot Projects: Implications for cancer education Journal Article


Authors: Kreps, G. L.; Gustafson, D.; Salovey, P.; Perocchia, R. S.; Wilbright, W.; Bright, M. A.; Muha, C.
Article Title: The NCI Digital Divide Pilot Projects: Implications for cancer education
Abstract: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported four innovative demonstration research projects, "The Digital Divide Pilot Projects," to test new strategies for disseminating health information via computer to vulnerable consumers. These projects involved active research collaborations between the NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS) and regional cancer control researchers to field test new approaches for enhancing cancer communication in vulnerable communities. The projects were able to use computers to successfully disseminate relevant cancer information to vulnerable populations. These demonstration research projects suggested effective new strategies for using communication technologies to educate underserved populations about cancer prevention, control, and care.
Keywords: united states; cancer patient; neoplasms; cancer prevention; internet; cancer research; patient care; access to information; medical information; professional practice; curriculum; pilot study; pilot projects; cooperative behavior; information dissemination; community; consumer; program development; cancer control; health knowledge, attitudes, practice; health care organization; medically underserved area; technology; cost benefit analysis; socioeconomic factors; national institutes of health (u.s.); health education; poverty; computer system; cancer information service; information service; cancer education; regional cancer control
Journal Title: Journal of Cancer Education
Volume: 22
Issue: Suppl. 1
ISSN: 0885-8195
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2007-03-01
Start Page: S56
End Page: S60
Language: English
PUBMED: 17572002
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: --- - "Cited By (since 1996): 6" - "Export Date: 17 November 2011" - "CODEN: JCEDE" - "Source: Scopus"