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Increasing cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans: a community-based intervention trial
J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May;26(2 Suppl) :36-52
PMID: 25981087 PMCID: PMC5604232 URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25981087
AbstractVietnamese 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.
NotesMa, Grace X Fang, Carolyn Tan, Yin Feng, Ziding Ge, Shaokui Nguyen, Cuc ENG R01 CA 111570/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ U54 CA153513/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural 2015/05/20 06:00 J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May;26(2 Suppl):36-52. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2015.0064.