Impact of Culture on Breast Cancer Screening in Chinese American Women
Annual summary 1 Sep 2004-31 Aug 2005
GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of this study is to develop and use culturally appropriate and stage-tailored Chinese language breast cancer brochures to promote older Chinese-American womens intentions to obtain mammography. A three-year research plan is designed to pursue this purpose. In Year 1, the brochures were developed and refined based on previous findings of cultural and language barriers to breast cancer Screening in Chinese women. In Year 2, two-hundred and fifty Chinese women aged 50 and older in the Washington DC area completed a telephone interview regarding their previous screening experience, cultural views, and screening barriers. Participants were randomly assigned to either an intervention group with stage-tailored brochures or a control group with standard brochures. In Year 3, we mailed the appropriate set of materials to participants and conducted process and outcome evaluations of the intervention materials. Two-hundred and twenty of the 250 participants have completed the follow-up assessment. Due to a delay in collecting the follow-up data, we have been granted a no-cost extension to finish analysis of follow-up data in the next year. Based on preliminary results of and experience with this project, the PI has successfully competed with peer-reviewed grants to continue her professional development and prevention research in Chinese women.
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