Karen Patricia Williams

Summary

Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Bringing the real world to psychometric evaluation of cervical cancer literacy assessments with Black, Latina, and Arab women in real-world settings
    Karen Patricia Williams
    College of Human Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University, 965 Fee Rd, Room 626B, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
    J Cancer Educ 28:738-43. 2013
  2. pmc Kin KeeperSM: design and baseline characteristics of a community-based randomized controlled trial promoting cancer screening in Black, Latina, and Arab women
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 34:312-9. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Working with African American women to develop a cancer literacy assessment tool
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:241-4. 2007
  4. pmc Differences in knowledge of breast cancer screening among African American, Arab American, and Latina women
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, 626 East Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 1316, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A20. 2011
  5. pmc Mammography screening trends: the perspective of African American women born pre/post World War II
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1316, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:452-60. 2010
  6. doi request reprint A community-based approach to translating and testing cancer literacy assessment tools
    Omara Rivera-Vásquez
    InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    J Cancer Educ 24:319-25. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Breast cancer and cervical cancer control program enrollees inform the kin keeper curriculum
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:257-60. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Family matters in mammography screening among African-American women age > 40
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:508-15. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Family history of cancer predicts Papanicolaou screening behavior for African American and white women
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Cancer 115:179-89. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Moving from theory to practice: implementing the Kin Keeper Cancer Prevention Model
    K P Williams
    Obstetrics, Gynecology eproductive Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Health Educ Res 24:343-56. 2009

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Publications16

  1. pmc Bringing the real world to psychometric evaluation of cervical cancer literacy assessments with Black, Latina, and Arab women in real-world settings
    Karen Patricia Williams
    College of Human Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University, 965 Fee Rd, Room 626B, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
    J Cancer Educ 28:738-43. 2013
    ..The C-CLAT is a tool that can be orally administered by a lay person and used in a community-based health promotion intervention...
  2. pmc Kin KeeperSM: design and baseline characteristics of a community-based randomized controlled trial promoting cancer screening in Black, Latina, and Arab women
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 34:312-9. 2013
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  3. ncbi request reprint Working with African American women to develop a cancer literacy assessment tool
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:241-4. 2007
    ..Although African American women have a lower incidence of breast cancer, they suffer a 30% higher age-adjusted mortality. Lower health literacy levels diminish women's ability to engage in cancer prevention and detection activities...
  4. pmc Differences in knowledge of breast cancer screening among African American, Arab American, and Latina women
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, 626 East Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 1316, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A20. 2011
    ..We examined differences in knowledge and socioeconomic factors associated with 3 types of breast cancer screening (breast self-examination, clinical breast examination, and mammogram) among African American, Arab, and Latina women...
  5. pmc Mammography screening trends: the perspective of African American women born pre/post World War II
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1316, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:452-60. 2010
    ..This is particularly critical as more African American women in the baby boomer cohort become part of the aging population...
  6. doi request reprint A community-based approach to translating and testing cancer literacy assessment tools
    Omara Rivera-Vásquez
    InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    J Cancer Educ 24:319-25. 2009
    ..To address the issue of cancer disparities among women whose first language is not English, researchers and public health educators are challenged to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate material and instruments...
  7. doi request reprint Breast cancer and cervical cancer control program enrollees inform the kin keeper curriculum
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:257-60. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to present the methodology of developing the Kin Keeper Cancer Prevention Curriculum Guide and Workbook through participatory engagement of women from underserved communities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Family matters in mammography screening among African-American women age > 40
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:508-15. 2008
    ..To examine how family history of cancer influences the mammography screening behaviors of asymptomatic African-American women...
  9. doi request reprint Family history of cancer predicts Papanicolaou screening behavior for African American and white women
    Karen Patricia Williams
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Cancer 115:179-89. 2009
    ..Understanding women's motivations for getting Papanicolaou (Pap) screening has the potential to impact cancer disparities. This study examined whether having a family history of cancer was a predictor for Pap screening...
  10. doi request reprint Moving from theory to practice: implementing the Kin Keeper Cancer Prevention Model
    K P Williams
    Obstetrics, Gynecology eproductive Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Health Educ Res 24:343-56. 2009
    ..This experience with kin keepers and their families offers encouragement that the theoretical model and its community-based delivery can continue to enhance scholarship dedicated to ameliorating health care disparities...
  11. doi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of domain-level breast cancer literacy among African-American women
    Athur Mabiso
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology eproductive Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:151-61. 2010
    ..Interventions to improve African-American women's breast cancer literacy should focus on knowledge of breast cancer screening modalities and cancer awareness domains...
  12. doi request reprint Answering the call: a tool that measures functional breast cancer literacy
    Karen Patricia Williams
    a College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    J Health Commun 18:1310-25. 2013
    ..The three subscales were differentially predictive of family history of cancer. The revised Breast-CLAT scales demonstrated internal consistency reliability and validity in this multiethnic, community-based sample. ..
  13. pmc Pap screening goals and perceptions of pain among black, Latina, and Arab women: steps toward breaking down psychological barriers
    Julie W Gauss
    College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    J Cancer Educ 28:367-74. 2013
    ..These findings are instructive for designing tailored interventions to break down psychological barriers to Pap screening among underserved women...
  14. doi request reprint Assessing the fidelity of the Kin KeeperSM prevention intervention in African American, Latina and Arab women
    SABRINA FORD
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Institute for Health Care Studies, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI 48824 and Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services ACCESS, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
    Health Educ Res 29:158-65. 2014
    ..The main objectives of the study are to: (1) examine fidelity and consistency of treatment delivery and (2) assess qualitative elements of the intervention...
  15. doi request reprint Individual, provider, and system risk factors for breast and cervical cancer screening among underserved Black, Latina, and Arab women
    LeeAnne Roman
    1 Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:57-64. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to examine associations between breast and cervical cancer screening adherence and co-occurring risk factors in three racial/ethnic groups of underserved women...
  16. doi request reprint A hierarchical model for binary data with dependence between the design and outcome success probabilities
    David Todem
    Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, B601 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Stat Med 28:2967-88. 2009
    ..The methodology is used to gain insight into the mechanism that generates breast cancer literacy outcomes in a study conducted among medically underserved females in Michigan...

Research Grants3

  1. Reducing Health Disparities: Survey Validation for Black, Latina and Arab Women
    Karen Williams; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This will be done by providing a baseline measure for cancer literacy in three groups of women, Black, Latina and Arab, who are disproportionately affected by breast and cervical cancer mortality. ..
  2. Reducing Health Disparities: Survey Validation for Black, Latina and Arab Women
    Karen Patricia Williams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This will be done by providing a baseline measure for cancer literacy in three groups of women, Black, Latina and Arab, who are disproportionately affected by breast and cervical cancer mortality. ..
  3. Kin Keeper:Reducing Disparities Through Cancer Literacy and Screening
    Karen Patricia Williams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This will be done by conducting our intervention outcomes research under real world conditions, partnering with public health agencies and by conducting a cost analysis. ..