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J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Feb;22(1):284-95. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2011.0030.

Adaptation of the FLU-FOBT Program for a primary care clinic serving a low-income Chinese American community: new evidence of effectiveness.

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  • 1Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Calfornia, San Francisco, CA 94143-0900, USA. potterm@fcm.ucsf.edu

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

We sought to adapt and evaluate the FLU-FOBT Program for a primary care clinic serving a low-income Chinese American community.

METHODS:

We compared colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) rate changes for patients who received flu shots versus those who did not receive flu shots during the FLU-FOBT Program. Analysis of data from the year prior to the intervention was used to validate the results.

RESULTS:

Rates of CRCS increased by 18.0 percentage points for flu shot recipients during the FLU-FOBT Program vs. 1.7 percentage points for flu shot non-recipients (p<.001 for change difference). In the year prior to the FLU-FOBT Program, flu shot recipients had only a 3.3 percentage point increase in the CRCS rate vs. a 1.9 percentage point decline for flu shot non-recipients (p=.08 for change difference).

CONCLUSIONS:

The FLU-FOBT Program as adapted was effective at increasing CRCS rates for primary care patients in this low-income Chinese American community.

PMID:
21317522
DOI:
10.1353/hpu.2011.0030
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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