The Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) includes prominent
Rosy Chang Weir, PhD, Director of Research of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and Thu Quach, PhD, Research Director of Asian Health Services will be presenting on AAPCHO’s current research activities.
- Congratulations to ARCH investigator Janice Tsoh on the awarding of her first R01 entitled “A Family-Focused Intervention for Asian American Male Smokers,” funded by NIDA. This 5-year project evaluates the efficacy of a family-focused intervention in promoting smoking cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese male smokers using a 2-arm cluster randomized controlled trial. Co-Investigators include ARCH members Nancy Burke, Bang Nguyen, Tung Nguyen, Stephen J. McPhee, and Angela Sun.
- Congratulations to ARCH investigator Nancy Burke on the awarding of her first R01 entitled “ Health Literacy Systems in the Safety Net: Lessons from Complex Care Management (CCM),” funded by NINR. Co-Investigators include ARCH members Irene Yen and Janet Shim. This mixed methods project aims to provide a description of factors within CCM programs that help address patients’ needs, how such characteristics enhance or inhibit patient engagement and system health literacy, and develop a patient engagement measurement tool.
- Congratulations to ARCH investigators Susan Ivey, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Winston Tseng, and Arnab Mukherjea on the awarding of their CDC Special Interest Project for the new UCSF Prevention Research Center. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Ma Somsouk. The project title is “Understanding barriers to colorectal cancer screening in South Asians.” This is a mixed methods project to understand low rates of colorectal screening in South Asians.
- Yoshimi Fukuoka, Melinda Bender, JiWon Choi and colleagues recently published “Gender Differences in Lay Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms among Community-dwelling Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean Adults – DiLH Survey” in The Diabetes Educator. After controlling for known confounding factors, women were 1.6 times more likely than men to report at least 1 diabetes symptom. However, this gender difference in knowledge of diabetes signs and symptoms did not significantly differ across Caucasians, Latinos, Filipinos, and Korean Americans.
- Lead by Melinda Bender, co-authors JiWon Choi, Yoshimi Fukuoka and others published a systematic review of randomized controlled trial lifestyle interventions for Asian Americans in Preventive Medicine. The evidence of the efficacy for lifestyle interventions among Asian Americans was mixed.
Along with these papers by ARCH investigators, the abstract highlights include:
In an analysis of the California Health Interview Survey, race-related disparities between Asian Americans and non-Hispanic Whites in having a usual source of care were no longer significant after accounting for acculturation factors.
Key social determinants of physical activity among six Asian-American subgroups were examined using the 2007 California Health Interview Survey.
The Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE), a prospective cohort study of 41,029 adults with type 2 diabetes in clinic-based settings from 9 Asian countries or regions, identified that 1 in 5 adults had young-onset diabetes.
Using the 2010 National Survey of Veterans and a random sample of 567 recent veterans from Hawaii, a total of 1.5% of veterans were AA/PI compared with 0.4% a decade ago. Compared with other veterans, AA/PI veterans reported higher socioeconomic status and better mental health, although these findings may be specific to AA veterans.
Sixty semi-structured interviews of leaders from Minnesota's Hmong, Khmer (Cambodian), Lao, and Vietnamese communities were completed with an emerging theme of perceived key changes in tobacco-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors within their communities.
In a manuscript published in Health Promotion Practice, lessons learned from the integration of community health workers into a patient-centered medical home to support disease self-management among Vietnamese Americans in Louisiana are described.
In a population-based cohort study, using administrative and pharmacy databases to include all South-Asian, Chinese and white people with diabetes living in British Columbia, Canada (1997-2006), adherence to evidence-based pharmacotherapy was substantially worse among the South-Asian and Chinese populations.
In population-based cohort from London, UK, diabetes incidence rates equivalent to those at a BMI of 30 kg/m2 in European men and women, age- and sex-adjusted cut-points were: South Asians, 25.2 (23.4, 26.6) kg/m2 and African-Caribbeans, 27.2 (25.2, 28.6) kg/m2.
245,435 hospitalizations in Hawaii from December 2006 to December 2010 for Chinese, Japanese, Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and Whites were considered and in adjusted models, Native Hawaiians and Filipinos of all age and gender combinations had significantly higher CHF hospitalization rates than Whites as did Chinese women 65+.
A randomized control trial designed to change knowledge and beliefs and increase mammogram use among 300 Chinese American women nonadherent with mammography in the last 12 months showed that the intervention group had significantly higher knowledge scores than those in the control group, regardless of whether they had completed a mammogram during the study.
Diabetes Educ. 2014 Sep 16. pii: 0145721714550693. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25227121 Gender Differences in Lay Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms Among Community-dwelling Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean Adults - DiLH Survey.Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Choi J, Gonzalez P, Arai S.
Prev Med. 2014 Oct;67C:171-181. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.07.034. Epub 2014 Jul 30.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25086326Randomized controlled trial lifestyle interventions for Asian Americans: A systematic review.
Bender MS, Choi J, Won GY, Fukuoka Y.
Am J Public Health. 2014 Jul 17:e1-e10. [Epub ahead of print]
Effect of Acculturation on Variations in Having a Usual Source of Care Among Asian Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites in California.
Chang E, Chan KS, Han HR
J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25023491Social Determinants of Physical Activity Among Adult Asian-Americans: Results from a Population-Based Survey in California.
Bhattacharya Becerra M, Herring P, Marshak HH, Banta JE.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014 Jul 28. pii: S2213-8587(14)70137-8. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70137-8. [Epub ahead of print] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25081582
Metabolic profiles and treatment gaps in young-onset type 2 diabetes in Asia (the JADE programme): a cross-sectional study of a prospective cohort.
Yeung RO, Zhang Y, Luk A, Yang W, Sobrepena L, Yoon KH, Aravind SR, Sheu W, Nguyen TK, Ozaki R, Deerochanawong C, Tsang CC, Chan WB, Hong EG, Do TQ, Cheung Y, Brown N, Goh SY, Ma RC, Mukhopadhyay M, Ojha AK, Chakraborty S, Kong AP, Lau W, Jia W, Li W, Guo X, Bian R, Weng J, Ji L, Rosa MR, Toledo RM, Himathongkam T, Yoo SJ, Chow CC, Ho LL, Chuang LM, Tutino G, Tong PC, So WY, Wolthers T, Ko G, Lyubomirsky G, Chan JC.
Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep;104 Suppl 4:S538-47. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302124.
Asian American and Pacific Islander military veterans in the United States: health service use and perceived barriers to mental health services.
Tsai J, Whealin JM, Pietrzak RH.
BMC Public Health. 2014 Aug 4;14(1):791. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-791.
Culture, acculturation and smoking use in Hmong, Khmer, Laotians, and Vietnamese communities in Minnesota.
Burgess DJ1, Mock J, Schillo BA, Saul JE, Phan T, Chhith Y, Alesci N, Foldes SS.
Health Promot Pract. 2014 Aug 19. pii: 1524839914547760. [Epub ahead of print]
Integrating Community Health Workers Into a Patient-Centered Medical Home to Support Disease Self-Management Among Vietnamese Americans: Lessons Learned.
Wennerstrom A, Bui T, Harden-Barrios J, Price-Haywood EG.
Diabet Med. 2014 Aug 11. doi: 10.1111/dme.12559. [Epub ahead of print]
Prescribing patterns and adherence to medication among South-Asian, Chinese and white people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a population-based cohort study.
Chong E, Wang H, King-Shier KM, Quan H, Rabi DM, Khan NA.
Diabet Med. 2014 Sep 3. doi: 10.1111/dme.12576. [Epub ahead of print]
Ethnicity-specific obesity cut-points in the development of Type 2 diabetes - a prospective study including three ethnic groups in the United Kingdom.
Tillin T, Sattar N, Godsland IF, Hughes AD, Chaturvedi N, Forouhi NG.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Congestive Heart Failure Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i.
Sentell T, Miyamura J, Ahn HJ, Chen JJ, Seto T, Juarez D.
J Cancer Educ. 2014 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Breast Health Intervention Effects on Knowledge and Beliefs Over Time Among Chinese American Immigrants-a Randomized Controlled Study.
Lee-Lin F, Pedhiwala N, Nguyen T, Menon U.
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