Feasibility of an Alzheimer's disease knowledge intervention in the Latino community

Jaime Perales, W. Todd Moore, Cielo Fernandez, Daniel Chavez, Mariana Ramirez, David K Johnson, Jason Resendez, Carolina Bueno, Eric D. Vidoni

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Abstract

Background: Latinos experience disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) knowledge. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of a 45-minute culturally-tailored AD knowledge presentation for professionals serving the Latino community and Latinos served by Latino community organizations. Methods: One-session AD knowledge lunch-and-learn events were conducted with 40 professionals and 37 served Latinos. Participants received a pre-post survey including questions on satisfaction, a subjective AD knowledge question and a 14 item objective AD knowledge questionnaire. Results: Professionals (54.3%) and served Latinos (94.6%) reported the session as being very enjoyable and increased in objective AD knowledge (2.1 and 2.5 units, p < .001) and subjective knowledge (1.1 and 1.7 units; p < .001). Discussion: A brief in-person culturally-tailored session of AD education increases short-term AD knowledge and is perceived as interesting and useful among professionals serving the Latino community and Latinos served by Latino community organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalEthnicity and Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 20 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer disease
  • health disparities
  • Hispanic Americans
  • knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Perales, J., Moore, W. T., Fernandez, C., Chavez, D., Ramirez, M., Johnson, D. K., Resendez, J., Bueno, C., & Vidoni, E. D. (Accepted/In press). Feasibility of an Alzheimer's disease knowledge intervention in the Latino community. Ethnicity and Health, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2018.1439899