Wanted: Mexican-American women ages 21-50 for online pap smear research study
GritoBlast! According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, Hispanic women have the highest rates of being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Yet, there’s a difference between a diagnosis and a deadly outcome. Women who go in for their annual pap smears are the lucky ones in catching this fatal disease early — if they get their pap smears. So, why wouldn’t Latinas get their pap smears?
It’s a question that Latina Nurse Practitioner Dulce Mia Warren wants to answer in a new research study.
Nurse Practitoner Warren is a PhD student at the University of Colorado College of Nursing who has set a goal of creating culturally tailored cervical cancer screening education for Mexican-American women. To accomplish her goal, she needs to understand more about how cervical cancer prevention is practiced among Mexican-American Latinas.
The study is in need of US-born Mexican-American women between the ages of 21-50 years old.
“The survey is quick and can be completed on a smart phone, tablet, or PC in about 15-20 minutes,” Nurse Practitioner Warren wrote GritoBlast! “Participants are anonymous. They have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for one of 5 iPod shuffles (gift receipt included in case they don’t want it).”