Colorectal Cancer Prevention in Chinese Immigrant Women: An Educational Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616134
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Colorectal Cancer Prevention in Chinese Immigrant Women: An Educational Program
Other Titles:
Educating Female Cancer Patients to Promote Health
Author(s):
Lee, Tsorng-yeh
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Pi-at-Large
Author Details:
Tsorng-yeh Lee, RN, tsylee@yorku.ca
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016: Purposes: (a) to educate Chinese immigrant women about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening services provided by the Canadian health care system and (b) to advance those women?s knowledge on CRC prevention strategies, focusing on food literacy, eating habits, and physical activity.' Methods: A pretest-posttest design was used to examine the efficacy of an educational program for improving participants? knowledge on healthy diet and CRC risk prevention over time. The program lasts two hours per week for six weeks. Lessons covered in the program are as follows: Week 1: Introduction to Ontario Healthcare System, Canada?s Food Guide and food safety strategies, Week 2: unhealthy eating behaviours and CRC risk, Week 3: Exercise demonstrations, Week 4: CRC prevention and screening, Week 5: cooking demonstrations, and Week 6: Focus group discussion and course evaluation.'Four instruments were used to collect data: Demographic data questionnaire, a food Safety Questionnaire (FSQ), Feeling about Cancer and Cancer screening, and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) short form.The FSQ was adapted from a preexisting validated scale developed by Medeiros and colleagues. Questions cover food safety attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge, and self-reported practices to include high-risk food intake.'Fifty participants filled out the questionnaires before and after the program. Statistical analysis with Paired sample t tests was performed using Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0'to compare pre- and post-test scores. Results: Paired sample t tests revealed that there were significant differences between knowledge scores on pre- and post-test, which indicated that participants? knowledge significantly improved following the food safety educational program. Furthermore, participants? feeling about cancer and cancer screening was much positive after the educational program. Conclusion: 'This study has demonstrated that an educational program on food safety resulted in improved food safety knowledge for Chinese immigrants. Participants also have a better understanding on information related to healthy eating habits and colorectal cancer prevention and screening.
Keywords:
Colorectal cancer; prevention; Chinese
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16H03; INRC16H03
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleColorectal Cancer Prevention in Chinese Immigrant Women: An Educational Programen
dc.title.alternativeEducating Female Cancer Patients to Promote Healthen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Tsorng-yehen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Pi-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsTsorng-yeh Lee, RN, tsylee@yorku.caen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616134-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016: Purposes: (a) to educate Chinese immigrant women about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening services provided by the Canadian health care system and (b) to advance those women?s knowledge on CRC prevention strategies, focusing on food literacy, eating habits, and physical activity.' Methods: A pretest-posttest design was used to examine the efficacy of an educational program for improving participants? knowledge on healthy diet and CRC risk prevention over time. The program lasts two hours per week for six weeks. Lessons covered in the program are as follows: Week 1: Introduction to Ontario Healthcare System, Canada?s Food Guide and food safety strategies, Week 2: unhealthy eating behaviours and CRC risk, Week 3: Exercise demonstrations, Week 4: CRC prevention and screening, Week 5: cooking demonstrations, and Week 6: Focus group discussion and course evaluation.'Four instruments were used to collect data: Demographic data questionnaire, a food Safety Questionnaire (FSQ), Feeling about Cancer and Cancer screening, and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) short form.The FSQ was adapted from a preexisting validated scale developed by Medeiros and colleagues. Questions cover food safety attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge, and self-reported practices to include high-risk food intake.'Fifty participants filled out the questionnaires before and after the program. Statistical analysis with Paired sample t tests was performed using Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0'to compare pre- and post-test scores. Results: Paired sample t tests revealed that there were significant differences between knowledge scores on pre- and post-test, which indicated that participants? knowledge significantly improved following the food safety educational program. Furthermore, participants? feeling about cancer and cancer screening was much positive after the educational program. Conclusion: 'This study has demonstrated that an educational program on food safety resulted in improved food safety knowledge for Chinese immigrants. Participants also have a better understanding on information related to healthy eating habits and colorectal cancer prevention and screening.en
dc.subjectColorectal canceren
dc.subjectpreventionen
dc.subjectChineseen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:05:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:05:14Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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