The effect of a couples intervention to increase breast cancer screening among korean americans
Asian American women's historically low breast cancer mortality rate has remained constant as rates decreased for all other races. With the right program ingredients, late adopters of breast cancer screening can be prompted to change. Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women in the USA. During 1988—2002, the breast cancer incidence rate among Asian American women increased from 77. Mortality rates among Asian American women during that same period increased slightly, from 14.
Interim Assessment of a Community Intervention To Improve Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening among Korean American Women
The Effect of Couples Intervention to Increase Breast Cancer Screening Among Korean Americans
The effect of a couples intervention to increase breast cancer screening among korean americans.
There are many differences in culture, community identity, community participation, and ownership between communities in Western and Asian countries; thus, it is difficult to adopt the results of community intervention studies from Western countries. In this study, we conducted a multicity, multicomponent community intervention trial to correct breast cancer myths and promote screening mammography for women living in an urban community in Korea. A 6-month, 2-city community intervention trial was conducted. In the intervention city, 480 women were surveyed at baseline and 7 months later to evaluate the effects of the intervention program.
Cancer is the leading cause of death for Korean Americans KAs. Breast cancer BC is the most commonly occurring cancer among KA women, and its rate has been rapidly increasing. Low BC screening rates for KAs puts them at greater risk for late-stage breast cancer. We conducted a systematic review of the published literature on cancer screening among KAs, and identified 38 eligible studies. Despite significant increases in mammogram utilization over the past two decades, KAs have consistently lower rates of mammogram screening than other American populations.