Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 2, P256-264 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0066 View full text
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Kerstin M. Reinschmidt, Jennifer B. Hunter, M. Lourdes Fernandez, Charles R. Lacy-Martinez, Jill Guernsey de Zapien, Joel Meister

Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative study was to elicit information on why a promotora (or, community health worker (CHW)) increased adherence to chronic disease screening among women along the U.S.-Mexico border. After completion of the intervention, women and clinic staff who participated in the promotora phase of a randomized, controlled study answered structured, open-ended questionnaires. Clinicians from two non-participating clinics were also interviewed. Content analysis found that the promotora's roles inc…

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