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Provider knowledge and practice regarding hepatitis B screening in Chinese-speaking patients

  • Cindy J. Lai
  • Tung T. Nguyen
  • Jimmy Hwang
  • Susan L. Stewart
  • Anson Kwan
  • Stephen J. McPhee
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chinese Immigrant Asian Language Chinese Ethnicity General Medicine Practice Fecal Occult Blood Test Card 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cindy J. Lai
    • 1
  • Tung T. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Jimmy Hwang
    • 1
  • Susan L. Stewart
    • 1
  • Anson Kwan
    • 1
  • Stephen J. McPhee
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity o of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco

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