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Ma GX, Fang C, Tan Y, Feng Z, Ge S, Nguyen C
Increasing cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans: a community-based intervention trial
J Health Care Poor Underserved (2015) 26:36-52.
Abstract
Vietnamese women experience a significant health disparity in incidence and mortality rates and screening of cervical cancer. This study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted and culturally appropriate intervention in increasing Pap testing rates to reduce cervical cancer disparity in this high-risk population. METHODS: A total of 30 Vietnamese community organizations were randomized to either intervention or control condition. Participants (n=1,416) completed 12-month follow-up of Pap testing, their self-reported and medical record data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: The findings showed a statistically significant increase in Pap testing among intervention group than control group (significance p<.0001). The self-reported Pap test screening rate is in high agreement with that of validated medical records. CONCLUSION: Results indicate the screening rate was significantly higher in Vietnamese women in the intervention group compared with the control. Despite large intervention effect, there still remains a gap to reach Healthy People 2020 goal of 93% screening rate.
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Publication Date: 2015-05-01.
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