Colorectal cancer screening knowledge, beliefs, and practices of Korean Americans
Belief, Colon cancer screening, Knowledge, Korean Americans
American Journal of Health Behavior
Objectives: To examine (1) Korean Americans' colorectal cancer (CRC) screening practices and (2) significant factors that affect the population's CRC screening. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of Korean Americans (N = 167) aged 50+ was conducted. Covariates included sociodemographics, acculturation, health status, health care access, CRC-related beliefs, and knowledge about screening. Results: Knowledge, acculturation, and health care access were significantly associated with adherence to screening guidelines. In multivariate relationships of covariates, knowledge (OR = 2.57; 95% CI: 1.64 to 4.02) and number of visits to health care (OR = 1.80; 95% CI: 1.18 to 2.76) were significant predictors. Conclusion: Identified factors influencing CRC screening can help inform targeted interventions for Korean Americans.
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Oh, Kyeung Mi; Kreps, Gary L.; and Jun, Jungmi, "Colorectal cancer screening knowledge, beliefs, and practices of Korean Americans" (2013). Faculty Publications. 1617.