Skip to main content

Table 1 Public health approach to retinoblastoma

From: Integrating stages of change models to cast new vision on interventions to improve global retinoblastoma and childhood cancer outcomes

Programmatic phase Public health approach
Definition phase Survey community awareness regarding retinoblastoma [41]
Monitor baseline knowledge of healthcare providers [5]
Assess attitudes regarding cancer susceptibility and severity
Determine extent of blindness stigma within community
Assess available local resources
Determine barriers to patient and provider efficacy
Planning phase Prioritize partnerships and resources that would be effective within this cultural and cost-context
Prepare educational intervention for healthcare provider referral sources
Implementation phase Frame the strategies and materials within local context
Implement cancer curricular for healthcare providers
Evaluation Continually improve quality via feedback loops during each stage