Boone, Leslie R.; Mayberry, Robert M.; Betancourt, Joseph R.; Coggins, Patrick C.; Yancey, Elleen M.
September 2006
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p199
Academic Journal
Generally, programs and interventions that integrate culture into the context of their prevention strategies are thought to be very effective in curtailing disease than those designed for the general population. Subsequently, we reviewed the application of cultural competency in preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Essentials of cultural competence were incorporated into the research studies (n=19). Eighty percent of the studies reported success in achieving desired outcomes. However, no single method of cultural competence was found to produce a successful outcome. Therefore, defining the construct measures of cultural competence may improve our understanding of this concept and its effect on health outcome(s).


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