Designing a cardiovascular disease prevention web site for Latinos: qualitative community feedback

Health Promot Pract. 2010 Jan;11(1):140-7. doi: 10.1177/1524839907311051. Epub 2008 Apr 2.


Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States, yet there is currently a lack of Web sites that focus on Latino health. This article shares qualitative research results obtained from Latinos, with a focus on creating a culturally sensitive, bilingual, interactive, computer-based cardiovascular disease risk assessment and behavioral goal-setting program. This project is a substudy of the Latinos Using Cardio Health Actions to Reduce Risk (LUCHAR) grant, a 5-year trial, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, whose primary aim is the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Latinos. Ten focus groups, five in English and five in Spanish, were conducted at six community sites with trained, bilingual facilitators in Denver, Colorado. Results from the focus groups are used to make recommendations on how to develop a culturally sensitive cardiovascular health care Web site for Latinos.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Cultural Competency
  • Female
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Hispanic or Latino*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Male
  • Qualitative Research
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Young Adult