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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.

Arnab Mukherjea

  • 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.

Jih

  • 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.

Abstract Highlights

Along with these papers by ARCH investigators, the abstract highlights include:


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 YBender MSChoi JGonzalez PArai 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 MSChoi JWon GYFukuoka Y.


Am J Public Health. 2014 Jul 17:e1-e10. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25033147
Effect of Acculturation on Variations in Having a Usual Source of Care Among Asian Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites in California.
Chang EChan KSHan 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 PMarshak HHBanta 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 ROZhang YLuk AYang WSobrepena LYoon KHAravind SRSheu WNguyen TKOzaki RDeerochanawong CTsang CCChan WBHong EGDo TQCheung YBrown NGoh SYMa RCMukhopadhyay MOjha AKChakraborty SKong APLau WJia WLi WGuo XBian RWeng JJi LRosa MRToledo RMHimathongkam TYoo SJChow CCHo LLChuang LMTutino GTong PC, So WYWolthers TKo GLyubomirsky GChan JC.


Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep;104 Suppl 4:S538-47. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302124.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25100419
Asian American and Pacific Islander military veterans in the United States: health service use and perceived barriers to mental health services.
Tsai JWhealin JMPietrzak RH.


BMC Public Health. 2014 Aug 4;14(1):791. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-791.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25087937
Culture, acculturation and smoking use in Hmong, Khmer, Laotians, and Vietnamese communities in Minnesota.
Burgess DJ1, Mock JSchillo BASaul JEPhan TChhith YAlesci NFoldes SS.


Health Promot Pract. 2014 Aug 19. pii: 1524839914547760. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25139872
Integrating Community Health Workers Into a Patient-Centered Medical Home to Support Disease Self-Management Among Vietnamese Americans: Lessons Learned.
Wennerstrom ABui THarden-Barrios JPrice-Haywood EG.


Diabet Med. 2014 Aug 11. doi: 10.1111/dme.12559. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25131338
Prescribing patterns and adherence to medication among South-Asian, Chinese and white people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a population-based cohort study.
Chong EWang HKing-Shier KMQuan HRabi DMKhan NA.


Diabet Med. 2014 Sep 3. doi: 10.1111/dme.12576. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25186015
Ethnicity-specific obesity cut-points in the development of Type 2 diabetes - a prospective study including three ethnic groups in the United Kingdom.
Tillin TSattar NGodsland IFHughes ADChaturvedi NForouhi NG.


J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25204624
Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Congestive Heart Failure Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i.
Sentell TMiyamura JAhn HJChen JJSeto TJuarez D.


J Cancer Educ. 2014 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25200949
Breast Health Intervention Effects on Knowledge and Beliefs Over Time Among Chinese American Immigrants-a Randomized Controlled Study.
Lee-Lin FPedhiwala NNguyen TMenon U.


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