Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Breast and Cervical Cancer Care in the Indigenous Quechua Community in Potosi, Bolivia

Project: Research project

Project Details


Underuse of cancer-screening services in indigenous communities contributes to late-stage presentation and increased mortality. In Potosi, Bolivia, more than 80% of the population is indigenous, much of whom receives primary health care from traditional healers. This study seeks to develop a validated tool to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) toward breast and cervical cancer care amongst traditional healers, biomedical healthcare providers, and local women. Use of this tool will guide development of culturally-competent strategies to improve access and utilization of breast and cervical cancer services.
Effective start/end date5/20/162/27/18


  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation (Grant ID# SS-16-010)


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