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OBJECTIVE To explore factors influencing breast cancer screening behavior among Chinese women residing in the United States. DESIGN A descriptive study guided by the health belief model adapted for Chinese American women. An English-language questionnaire was modified, translated, and pretested before use in the study sample. Data were analyzed using(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated factors influencing breast cancer screening utilization by Chinese and Korean women, living in the United States, and examined similarities and differences between the 2 sub-populations. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional surveys were used for comparisons. METHODS A random sample of 180 women (Chinese = 117, Korean(More)
The lay health advisor (LHA) training program for breast cancer screening was conducted among Chinese- English bilingual trainees residing in Southeast Michigan. Guided by Bandura's Social Learning Theory, the development of the training curriculum followed the health communication process recommended by the National Cancer Institute. Data analysis based on(More)
Cancer is the leading cause of death for Asian American women, and the breast is a primary site of cancer in Chinese women. Although a number of studies have used constructs from the Health Belief Model (HBM) to examine their relation to mammogram screening, the validity and reliability of the instruments on HBM constructs among Chinese women have not been(More)
The aim of this study is to explore the relationship of culturally based attitudes on breast cancer screening behavior of Chinese women currently residing in the United States. This cross-sectional study used a survey instrument that was administered to a consecutive nonprobability sample of 202 Chinese women residing in an urban Michigan county. Mood's(More)
Mammography and Pap smear tests are known to be effective early detection measures for breast and cervical cancers, respectively, but Asian Americans are reluctant to make visits for routine preventive care. Quantitative and qualitative research conducted by the Healthy Asian Americans Project (HAAP) between 1996 and 1999 indicated that Asian residents in(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To emphasize the need for multiple data sources to develop a comprehensive list of potential respondents for a study of breast cancer screening behavior among Asian American women. DESIGN Descriptive, pilot. SETTING An urban Michigan county. SAMPLE 616 Chinese women age 40 and older. METHODS Comparison of multiple data sources,(More)
Two-way communication is required if nurses are to build knowledge networks of international communities of nursing education and practice. Are expensive new technologies feasible or preferred for effective communication and productive outcomes? In this report from a longstanding partnership between schools of nursing at Peking University and the University(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possibilities of a novel real-time PCR assay for rapid prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in clinical settings. DESIGN AND METHODS This duplex real-time PCR assay is based on relative quantification of DSCR4 gene on chromosome 21 by using RABIF gene on chromosome 1 as a reference. For each sample, the differences in threshold(More)
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