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Ma GX, Zhang GY, Jung MY, Ma XS, Zhai S, Zhao M, Ma X, Lee S
HCV Screening Behaviors and Infection Status among Vietnamese Americans
Am J Health Behav (2015) 39:640-51.
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify socio-economic and acculturation factors associated with hepatitis C (HCV) screening and infection among US Vietnamese Americans. METHODS: Participants were recruited from 7 Vietnamese community-based organizations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The analysis ultimately included 309 participants who participated in a HCV education intervention program. RESULTS: Overall, 82.5% (255 of 309) intervention participants completed HCV screening over the 6 months prior to the post-intervention assessment. In multivariate-adjusted analysis, participants who lived in Vietnam for 40 years versus 20 years were more likely to receive HCV screening; unemployed individuals were less likely to receive HCV screening than employed people. Among screened participants, 7.5% had HCV infection. CONCLUSIONS: These findings will guide future culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions to reduce HCV infection and HCV-related liver cancer.
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Publication Date: 2015-09-01.
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