Disseminating Pesticide Exposure Results to Farmworker and Nonfarmworker Families in an Agricultural Community: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach

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The aim of this study was to examine the impact of a dissemination process to provide individual pesticide results to study participants.


After working with community members to disseminate data, 37 participants were recontacted via an interview survey to assess the effectiveness of the dissemination process.


Almost all participants (97.3%) recalled a home visit from a health promoter; 29 (78.4%) correctly recalled that the health promoter used a thermometer or graphic to explain the results; 26 (70.3%) correctly interpreted graphics showing high and low exposure levels in adults and 75.7% correctly interpreted results for children.


The study results support the use of a community-based participatory research approach to decide how to best depict and disseminate study results, especially among participants who are often left out of the dissemination process.

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