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Results of a community-based randomized trial to increase colorectal cancer screening among Filipino Americans

TitleResults of a community-based randomized trial to increase colorectal cancer screening among Filipino Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMaxwell, AE, Bastani, R, Danao, LL, Antonio, C, Garcia, GM, Crespi, CM
JournalAmerican Journal of Public HealthAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume100
Pagination2228-2234
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number0090-0036<br/>1541-0048
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2010-21856-010
Keywords*Cancer Screening, *Clinical Trials, *Colon Disorders, *Intervention, *Neoplasms, Asians, Cancer [3293], Communities, communities, colorectal cancer screening, Filipino Americans, intervention, clinical trials, Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Promotion & Maintenance of Health & Wellness [3365], us
AbstractObjectives: We conducted 1 of the first community-based trials to develop a multicomponent intervention that would increase colorectal cancer screening among an Asian American population. Methods: Filipino Americans (n = 548) nonadherent to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines were randomized into an intervention group that received an education session on CRC screening and free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits; a second intervention group that received an education session but no free FOBT kits; and a control group that received an education session on the health benefits of physical activity. Results: Self-reported CRC screening rates during the 6-month follow-up period were 30%, 25%, and 9% for participants assigned to intervention with FOBT kit, intervention without the kit, and control group, respectively. Participants in either of the 2 intervention groups were significantly more likely to report screening at follow-up than were participants in the control group. Conclusions: A multicomponent intervention that includes an educational group session in a community setting can significantly increase CRC screening among Filipino Americans, even when no free FOBT kits are distributed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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