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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine knowledge and practices of colorectal cancer screening among Korean Americans. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY The sample consisted of 104 Korean American men and 159 women, 40 to 69 years of age, living in the Chicago area. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Cancer Control Supplement Questionnaire, prepared(More)
Team care can improve management of chronic conditions, but implementing a team approach in an academic primary care clinic presents unique challenges. To implement and evaluate the Teamlet Model, which uses health coaches working with primary care physicians to improve care for patients with diabetes and/or hypertension in an academic practice. Process and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to examine smoking behavior, knowledge, and beliefs among Korean Americans. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY One hundred four Korean American men and 159 women, 40 to 69 years old, living in Chicago, Illinois, served as study respondents. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Cancer Control Supplement Questionnaire was used(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe breast and cervical cancer screening knowledge and practices of a representative sample of Chinese American women and to examine the factors associated with screening practices. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY A random sample of 332 Chinese American women, 40 to 69 years of age, from the Chinatown area of Chicago,(More)
The U.S. chronic illness burden is increasing and is felt more strongly in minority and low-income populations: in 2005, 133 million Americans had at least one chronic condition. Prevention and management of chronic disease are best performed by multidisciplinary teams in primary care and public health. However, the future health care work-force is not(More)
Three surface methods for measuring lumbar sagittal motion (LSM) were tested for reliability. The three methods used were the Pleurimeter V double inclinometer, the carpenter double inclinometer, and the computerized single sensor inclinometer. In this study, 30 volunteers were examined independently by three occupational health professionals. Each(More)
PURPOSE Peer health coaches offer a potential model for extending the capacity of primary care practices to provide self-management support for patients with diabetes. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to test whether clinic-based peer health coaching, compared with usual care, improves glycemic control for low-income patients who have poorly(More)
RNA intereference and short-interfering RNA (siRNA) have been proven to be effective at decreasing the expression of target genes and provide a valuable tool for promoting and directing the growth of functional tissues for repair and reconstructive tissue engineering applications. siRNA is a gene-silencing mechanism that involves double-stranded(More)
CONTEXT The 15-minute office visit to primary care clinicians cannot meet the health care needs of patients. Innovation is needed to address this limitation, but practice redesign is challenging in clinical settings. OBJECTIVE Here we describe the implementation of a practice innovation, the teamlet model, in a San Francisco safety-net clinic. The teamlet(More)