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Factors Associated With Colorectal Cancer Screening Among the US Urban Japanese Population

Honda, Keiko (2004) Factors Associated With Colorectal Cancer Screening Among the US Urban Japanese Population. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (5). pp. 815-822. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Objectives. The author examined the prevalence and predictors of colorectal cancer screening among the urban Japanese population of the United States. Methods. A sample of Japanese residents of major US metropolitan areas completed a self-administered mailed survey. Results. Physician recommendation, acculturation, and perceived psychological costs were consistent predictors of screening for colorectal cancer. Gender and marital status were related to screening via fecal occult blood testing; age, susceptibility, and health insurance were related to sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy screening. Conclusions. Colorectal cancer screening among the urban Japanese population could be increased with interventions seeking to promote physician recommendations for screening, alleviate perceived pyscological costs among patients, and improve physician-patient communication.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: colorectal cancer screening, Japanese American, Asian American, urban
Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 12:32
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/466

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