Background. The extent to which academic general medicine providers screen Chinese-speaking patients for hepatitis B virus (HBV) is not known. Methods. Retrospective cohort study of Chinese-speaking patients' HBV screening status and survey of providers' HBV knowledge/screening. Results. Most patients (65%) received HBV screening. Being screened was independently associated with marital status and years in the clinic. Providers with Asian language abilities and greater knowledge of HBV risk factors/guidelines were more likely to screen. Conclusions. Chinese-speaking patients in this setting were underscreened for HBV. Providers underestimated the risks associated with Chinese ethnicity. Education is needed to improve risk assessment and guideline awareness.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Cancer Education|
|State||Published - Mar 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health