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Health Promotion and Health Behaviors of Diverse Ethnic/Racial Women Cosmetologists

Title: Health Promotion and Health Behaviors of Diverse Ethnic/Racial Women Cosmetologists.
Name(s): Thelusma, Naomi, author
Ralston, Penny, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Women from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds have higher chronic disease mortality rates when compared to White non-Hispanic women. Community-based programs, such as beauty salons, have been used to reach diverse ethnic/racial women, yet little is known about diverse ethnic/racial women cosmetologists' involvement in health promotion and their health behaviors, which is the purpose of this review. The growing beauty salon health promotion literature indicates that their roles in these studies have been varied, not only as health promoters but also as recruiters, facilitators, and in general major catalysts for investigator-initiated studies. However, the review also identified a major void in the literature in that there were few studies on health behaviors of diverse ethnic/racial women cosmetologists, especially African American women cosmetologists. Recommendations include increasing the capacity of diverse ethnic/racial women cosmetologists as community health leaders and investigating their health status, knowledge, attitudes, and practices.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000382380900002 (IID), 10.4137/CMWH.S34688 (DOI)
Keywords: african-american women, beauty salons, cancer, cosmetologists, diverse ethnic/racial women, faith-based organizations, hairdressers, health behaviors, health promotion, licensed cosmetologists, low-birth-weight, north-carolina beauty, prevention, risk, salons
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Clinical Medicine Insights-Womens Health.
Issue: vol. 9

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Thelusma, N., & Ralston, P. (2016). Health Promotion and Health Behaviors of Diverse Ethnic/Racial Women Cosmetologists. Clinical Medicine Insights-Womens Health. Retrieved from