Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621031
Title:
Promoting colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americans
Authors:
Coughlin, Steven S.; Lubetkin, Erica I.; Hay, Jennifer L.; Raphael, Renald; Smith, Selina A.
Abstract:
Background: Few studies have examined colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americans, although striking disparities in colorectal cancer screening and mortality are well-documented among U.S. Blacks. Race, socioeconomic status, and place of birth are factors associated with colorectal cancer incidence and mortality patterns. Methods: In this article, we summarize published studies on colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americans, identified through bibliographic searches in PubMed and CINAHL through August 2015, and offer recommendations for further research. Results: Only one qualitative study and three quantitative surveys have examined colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americans. A qualitative study found important differences in perceptions of the curability of colorectal cancer, preventive practices, and preferred sources of information among Haitian Americans and other ethnic subgroups of U.S. Blacks. Awareness of colorectal cancer screening tests, risk perception, healthcare provider recommendation, and self-reported use of screening are suboptimal among Haitian Americans and other subgroups. In preliminary quantitative studies, Haitian immigrants have been found to have lower colorectal cancer screening rates than other groups such as African Americans. Conclusions: Culturally appropriate educational interventions are needed to encourage Haitian American adults aged > 50 years to undergo screening for colorectal cancer and to ensure that they are well informed about the value of healthy eating and physical activity.
Publisher:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621031
Additional Links:
http://www.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 5, Number 2 (2015)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCoughlin, Steven S.en
dc.contributor.authorLubetkin, Erica I.en
dc.contributor.authorHay, Jennifer L.en
dc.contributor.authorRaphael, Renalden
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Selina A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-17T19:13:17Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-17T19:13:17Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621031-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Few studies have examined colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americans, although striking disparities in colorectal cancer screening and mortality are well-documented among U.S. Blacks. Race, socioeconomic status, and place of birth are factors associated with colorectal cancer incidence and mortality patterns. Methods: In this article, we summarize published studies on colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americans, identified through bibliographic searches in PubMed and CINAHL through August 2015, and offer recommendations for further research. Results: Only one qualitative study and three quantitative surveys have examined colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americans. A qualitative study found important differences in perceptions of the curability of colorectal cancer, preventive practices, and preferred sources of information among Haitian Americans and other ethnic subgroups of U.S. Blacks. Awareness of colorectal cancer screening tests, risk perception, healthcare provider recommendation, and self-reported use of screening are suboptimal among Haitian Americans and other subgroups. In preliminary quantitative studies, Haitian immigrants have been found to have lower colorectal cancer screening rates than other groups such as African Americans. Conclusions: Culturally appropriate educational interventions are needed to encourage Haitian American adults aged > 50 years to undergo screening for colorectal cancer and to ensure that they are well informed about the value of healthy eating and physical activity.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/en
dc.subjectHaitian Americansen
dc.subjectColorectal Canceren
dc.subjectHealth Status Disparitiesen
dc.subjectPreventionen
dc.titlePromoting colorectal cancer screening among Haitian Americansen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Massachusettsen
dc.contributor.affiliationEmory Universityen
dc.contributor.affiliationThe City College of New Yorken
dc.contributor.affiliationMedical College of Georgiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationGeorgia Regents Universityen
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