Colorectal cancer knowledge, attitudes, screening, and intergenerational communication among Japanese American families: an exploratory, community-based participatory study.

@article{Lau2013ColorectalCK,
  title={Colorectal cancer knowledge, attitudes, screening, and intergenerational communication among Japanese American families: an exploratory, community-based participatory study.},
  author={Denys T. Lau and Sayaka Machizawa and William Demonte and Kenzie A. Cameron and Naoko Muramatsu and Raymond D Henker and Frances Chikahisa and Michael Tanimura},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={89-101}
}
Adults of Japanese descent (Nikkei) in the United States have higher risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) than their white counterparts. Family norms toward CRC screening may influence screening behaviors of Nikkei adults. This community-based participatory research study explores if mailing educational pamphlets to Nikkei families can influence CRC knowledge, attitudes, and screening adherence; and trigger intergenerational communication about CRC. Among 56 parent-offspring dyads contacted, 24… CONTINUE READING