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Williams RM , Tagai EK , Santos SLZ , Slade JL , Carter RL , Holt CL
The Role of Leadership Support in a Church-Based Cancer Education Implementation Study
J Relig Health. 2018 Feb;57(1) :146-156
PMID: 28597333    PMCID: PMC5723241    URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28597333
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Leadership plays a role in the success of an organization's initiatives. We examined church leaders' support-as perceived by lay community health advisor (CHA) interventionists-and implementation outcomes in a cancer early detection trial. CHAs perceived that their pastors: helped promote the intervention (M = 3.1/4, SD 1.2) and attended about half (M = 1.6/3, SD 1.3) the workshops. CHAs used marginally more techniques to recruit members when they perceived pastors were engaged in promoting the program (r s = .44, p = .08). Pastor attendance was positively associated with member enrollment (r s = .50, p < .05). Pastor support may be related to receptivity of both CHAs and congregants to engage in church health promotion.
1573-6571 Williams, Randi M Tagai, Erin K Santos, Sherie Lou Zara Slade, Jimmie L Carter, Roxanne L Holt, Cheryl L Journal Article United States R01 CA147313/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ J Relig Health. 2017 Jun 9. doi: 10.1007/s10943-017-0427-8.