, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 612-617
Date: 07 Oct 2012

Promoting Breast Cancer Screening Among Asian American Women: the Asian Grocery Store-Based Cancer Education Program

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Abstract

Asian American women's historically low breast cancer mortality rate has remained constant as rates decreased for all other races. From 2000 to 2004, a randomized controlled trial explored the Asian grocery store-based breast cancer education program's impact on Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese women (n = 1,540). Women aged 40 and older and non-adherent for annual screening mammograms were more likely to schedule a mammogram after receiving the breast cancer education program than women randomized to the prostate cancer program (X 2 = 3.85, p = 0.05). With the right program ingredients, late adopters of breast cancer screening can be prompted to change.

This paper was received from Moores UCSD Cancer Center, La Jolla, California and presented at the American Association for Cancer Education Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 2009.