The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans

Jane Jih, Minh P. Nguyen, Irene Ly, Janice Y. Tsoh, Gem M. Le, Kent Woo, Elaine Chan, Ginny Gildengorin, Susan L Stewart, Adam Burke, Rena Pasick, Stephen J. McPhee, Tung T. Nguyen

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Abstract

Chinese Americans have low colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. It is unclear whether physicians should offer all CRC screening modalities (fecal occult blood test [FOBT], sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy) to Chinese Americans to increase screening. Seven hundred and twenty-five Chinese Americans were asked in a survey if their physician had ever recommended CRC screening and to self-report receipt and type of CRC screening. Participants whose physician had recommended all CRC screening modalities were significantly more likely to report ever having screening (adjusted odds ratio 4.29, 95% CI 1.26–14.68) and being up-to-date (4.06, 95% CI 2.13–7.74) than those who reported that their physician only recommended FOBT. Participants who received a recommendation of only one type of screening did not report a significant difference in ever having or being up-to-date for screening. A potential strategy to increase CRC screening among Chinese Americans is for clinicians to recommend all available CRC screening modalities to each patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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StateAccepted/In press - Nov 22 2017

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Hematologic Tests
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Self Report
Odds Ratio

Keywords

  • Chinese Americans
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Disparities
  • Physician recommendation

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  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans. / Jih, Jane; Nguyen, Minh P.; Ly, Irene; Tsoh, Janice Y.; Le, Gem M.; Woo, Kent; Chan, Elaine; Gildengorin, Ginny; Stewart, Susan L; Burke, Adam; Pasick, Rena; McPhee, Stephen J.; Nguyen, Tung T.

In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 22.11.2017, p. 1-7.

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Jih, J, Nguyen, MP, Ly, I, Tsoh, JY, Le, GM, Woo, K, Chan, E, Gildengorin, G, Stewart, SL, Burke, A, Pasick, R, McPhee, SJ & Nguyen, TT 2017, 'The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-017-0679-0
Jih, Jane ; Nguyen, Minh P. ; Ly, Irene ; Tsoh, Janice Y. ; Le, Gem M. ; Woo, Kent ; Chan, Elaine ; Gildengorin, Ginny ; Stewart, Susan L ; Burke, Adam ; Pasick, Rena ; McPhee, Stephen J. ; Nguyen, Tung T. / The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans. In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2017 ; pp. 1-7.
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