Predictors of older Korean Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening.

  title={Predictors of older Korean Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening.},
  author={Hee-Soon Juon and Wolmi Han and Hosung Shin and Kim Byeng Kim and Miyong Kim},
  journal={Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education},
  volume={18 1},
BACKGROUND Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Korean Americans aged 65 and older. Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among Korean American women and the third among men. The purpose of this study was to examine the rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and the correlates of screening tests. METHODS The study employed cross-sectional face-to-face interviews with a sample of 205 Korean American elderly aged 60 and older. RESULTS About 18% of… CONTINUE READING


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