What to Consider in a Culturally Tailored Technology-Based Intervention?

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to identify practical issues in implementing a culturally tailored technology-based intervention among Asian American survivors of breast cancer. In a large-scale technology-based breast cancer intervention study, research team members wrote memos on issues in implementing a culturally tailored technology-based intervention and plausible reasons for the issues. Then, the content of the research diaries was analyzed, along with written records of the research team. The practical issues found in the research process included those related to (1) technology literacy and preferences; (2) language issues; (3) cultural attitudes, beliefs, and values; (4) intervention staff competence; (5) security and confidentiality issues; and (6) time and geographical constraints. Based on the issues, several recommendations are proposed for future research using culturally tailored technology-based interventions among racial and ethnic minorities.

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