TITLE

Colorectal Cancer Screening Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of Korean Americans

AUTHOR(S)
Oh, Kyeung Mi; Kreps, Gary L.; Jun, Jungmi
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Behavior;May/Jun2013, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p381
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives: To examine (1) Korean Ameri­cans' colorectal cancer (CRC) screening practices and (2) significant factors that af­fect the population's CRC screening. Meth­ods: A cross-sectional survey of Korean Americans (N = 167) aged 50+ was conduct­ed. Covariates included sociodemograph­ics, acculturation, health status, health care access, CRC-related beliefs, and knowl­edge about screening. Results: Knowledge, acculturation, and health care access were significantly associated with adherence to screening guidelines. In multivariate rela­tionships of covariates, knowledge (OR = 2.57; 95% CI: 1.64 to 4.02) and number of visits to health care (OR = 1.80; 95% CI: 1.18 to 2.76) were significant predictors. Conclusion: Identified factors influencing CRC screening can help inform targeted in­terventions for Korean Americans.
ACCESSION #
84379622

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics