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Prev Med. 2004 Aug;39(2):323-9.

Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among Chinese-Americans.

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  • 1Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 11212, USA. weiyuesun@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate factors associated with receipt of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among urban senior Chinese-Americans.

METHODS:

Two hundred three men and women from three senior centers completed a questionnaire that included sections on demographics, fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and sigmoidoscopy use, and potential barriers to screening.

RESULTS:

Receipt of a FOBT within the prior 12 months (37.9% of sample) was associated with fewer years of US residency, lower level of worries or fears of test results, and higher level of perceived susceptibility to CRC. Receipt of a flexible sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years (22.2% of sample) was associated with higher levels of education, lower levels of worries or fears of test results, and higher level of perceived susceptibility of CRC.

CONCLUSIONS:

Intervention programs may target these areas to facilitate CRC screening in Chinese-Americans so that national goals can be met for all Americans.

PMID:
15226041
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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