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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163327
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cancer Risk Factors of Vietnamese Americans in South Alabama
Author(s):
Xu, Yu; Ross, M. Candice; Ryan, Rebecca
Author Details:
Yu Xu, PhD, RN, CTN, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, email: yu.xu@unlv.edu; M. Candice Ross, PhD, RN; Rebecca Ryan, EdD, MPA
Abstract:
Purpose: Cancer has affected Southeast Asian Americans disproportionately. This study profiles aggregate-specific cancer risk factors of Vietnamese Americans in south Alabama and compares these risk factors with an earlier study (Jenkins, McPhee, Bird, & Bonilla, 1990), available national data, and Healthy People 2010 targets to evaluate cancer risks in this underserved Asian American subgroup Methods: A nonrandom sample of 284 Vietnamese community residents in the Greater Mobile area 18 years and over completed an investigator-designed questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and correlational analysis were conducted. Results: Aggregate-specific cancer risk factors included high prevalence of hepatitis, high smoking and drinking rates in men, extended sun light exposure without protection, knowledge deficit of cancer and cancer screenings, and low cancer screening rates. Educational level was significantly related to daily smoking quantity (r = -.256, p < .01), weekly drinking amount (r = -.197, p < .01), radiation (sun light) exposure (r = -.252, p < .01), physical activity level (r = -.188, p < .01), cancer knowledge, and cancer screening behaviors. Conclusions and Implications: Significant health disparities in cancer risks in this underserved population were observed when compared to available national data and Healthy People 2010 targets. More research is needed to determine the effect of acculturation on cancer risk factors and to develop culturally appropriate strategies to improve effectiveness of cancer prevention efforts to reduce the cancer risk factors.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCancer Risk Factors of Vietnamese Americans in South Alabamaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorXu, Yuen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoss, M. Candiceen_US
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Rebeccaen_US
dc.author.detailsYu Xu, PhD, RN, CTN, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, email: yu.xu@unlv.edu; M. Candice Ross, PhD, RN; Rebecca Ryan, EdD, MPAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163327-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Cancer has affected Southeast Asian Americans disproportionately. This study profiles aggregate-specific cancer risk factors of Vietnamese Americans in south Alabama and compares these risk factors with an earlier study (Jenkins, McPhee, Bird, & Bonilla, 1990), available national data, and Healthy People 2010 targets to evaluate cancer risks in this underserved Asian American subgroup Methods: A nonrandom sample of 284 Vietnamese community residents in the Greater Mobile area 18 years and over completed an investigator-designed questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and correlational analysis were conducted. Results: Aggregate-specific cancer risk factors included high prevalence of hepatitis, high smoking and drinking rates in men, extended sun light exposure without protection, knowledge deficit of cancer and cancer screenings, and low cancer screening rates. Educational level was significantly related to daily smoking quantity (r = -.256, p < .01), weekly drinking amount (r = -.197, p < .01), radiation (sun light) exposure (r = -.252, p < .01), physical activity level (r = -.188, p < .01), cancer knowledge, and cancer screening behaviors. Conclusions and Implications: Significant health disparities in cancer risks in this underserved population were observed when compared to available national data and Healthy People 2010 targets. More research is needed to determine the effect of acculturation on cancer risk factors and to develop culturally appropriate strategies to improve effectiveness of cancer prevention efforts to reduce the cancer risk factors.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:05:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:05:31Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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