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We are continuing to refine the Asian BMI calculator http://asianarch.org/bmi/calc/BMICalculator.html and healthy weight chart in multiple Asian languages http://asianarch.org/resources.html . Please disseminate to clinicians and community members and send us feedback!

May 2015 Meeting

Our next ARCH meeting is on Thursday May 21st, from 1-130pm Pacific Time for members only. The scientific presentation is from 130pm-230pm by Suhaila Khan and NCAPIP on their work with Asian American physicians.

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International Social Work and
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Congratulations to ARCH investigators for their recent publications and presentations!

Dr. Tsoh

    • Janice Tsoh and collaborators published an analysis of the California Health Interview Survey entitled “Low health literacy and cancer screening among Chinese Americans in California: a cross-sectional analysis” in which low health literacy and limited English proficiency was negative associated with up-to-date breast and colorectal cancer screening, independent of a recent physician visit.

Dr. Kanaya

    • Alka Kanaya and collaborators published “Optimum BMI Cut Points to Screen Asian Americans for Type 2 Diabetes” in Diabetes Care.  The BMI cut point for identifying Asian Americans who should be screened for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes should be <25 kg/m2, and ≥23 kg/m2 may be the most practical.

Dr. Nguyen

    • Bang Nguyen, Stephen McPhee and Tung Nguyen published “Cognitive Interviews of Vietnamese Americans on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Health Educational Materials” in Ecology of Food and Nutrition. This was the first study to document that family eating style poses a challenge for estimating food intake among Vietnamese Americans.

Dr. Jih

    • Jane Jih and colleagues published “Patient-physician language concordance and use of preventive care services among limited English proficient Latinos and Asians” in Public Health Reports. Patient-physician language concordance was not associated with higher use of mammography, colorectal cancer screening, or influenza vaccination and language concordance was negatively associated with colorectal cancer screening among Asians.

Dr. Karliner

    • Leah Karliner on the awarding of her Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant entitled "Clinician Language Concordance and Interpreter Use: Impact of a Systems Intervention on Communication and Clinical Outcomes."

Abstract Highlights



BMJ Open. 2015 Jan 5;5(1):e006104. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006104.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25564140
Low health literacy and cancer screening among Chinese Americans in California: a cross-sectional analysis.
Sentell TL1, Tsoh JY2, Davis T3, Davis J4, Braun KL5.


Diabetes Care. 2015 Feb 9. pii: dc142071. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25665815
Optimum BMI Cut Points to Screen Asian Americans for Type 2 Diabetes.
Araneta MR1, Kanaya AM2, Hsu WC3, Chang HK4, Grandinetti A4, Boyko EJ5, Hayashi T6, Kahn SE7, Leonetti DL8, McNeely MJ9, Onishi Y10, Sato KK6,Fujimoto WY9.


Ecol Food Nutr. 2015 Mar 17:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25782182
Cognitive Interviews of Vietnamese Americans on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Health Educational Materials.
Nguyen BH1, Nguyen CPMcPhee SJStewart SLBui-Tong NNguyen TT.


Public Health Rep. 2015 Mar-Apr;130(2):134-42.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25729102
Patient-physician language concordance and use of preventive care services among limited english proficient latinos and asians.
Jih J1, Vittinghoff E2, Fernandez A3.


Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Dec 29. pii: 1049909114565658. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25550406
End-of-Life Care for People With Cancer From Ethnic Minority Groups: A Systematic Review.
LoPresti MA1, Dement F2, Gold HT3.


BMC Infect Dis. 2014 May 17;14:269. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-269.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24884673
Lower than expected hepatitis B virus infection prevalence among first generation Koreans in the U.S.: results of HBV screening in the Southern California Inland Empire.
Navarro NLim NKim JJoo EChe KRunyon BAMendler MH1.


Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Apr;25(4):419-23. doi: 10.1007/s10552-014-0344-z. Epub 2014 Jan 21.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24445597
Disparities in survival improvement for metastatic colorectal cancer by race/ethnicity and age in the United States.
Sineshaw HM1, Robbins ASJemal A.


Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Dec 22. pii: S1876-2018(14)00284-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2014.12.005. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25563074
Illness beliefs of Chinese American immigrants with major depressive disorder in a primary care setting.
Chen JA1, Hung GC2, Parkin S3, Fava M4, Yeung AS5.


JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar 1;175(3):363-71. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7386.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25581712
Withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments in intensive care units in Asia.
Phua J1, Joynt GM2, Nishimura M3, Deng Y4, Myatra SN5, Chan YH6, Binh NG7, Tan CC8, Faruq MO9, Arabi YM10, Wahjuprajitno B11, Liu SF12, Hashemian SM13, Kashif W14, Staworn D15, Palo JE16, Koh Y17; ACME Study Investigators and the Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials Group.


J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25612922
The Impact of Gender Differences in Attitudes and Beliefs Concerning HBV Vaccination and Screening in the Lao Community.
Akosionu O1, Virnig BCall KTYuan JMChanthanouvong SNguyen RH.


Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(24):10565-71.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25605140
Gastric cancer in asian american populations: a neglected health disparity.
Taylor VM1, Ko LKHwang JHSin MKInadomi JM.


J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25651882
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Cambodian Refugees.
Marshall GN1, Schell TLWong ECBerthold SMHambarsoomian KElliott MNBardenheier BHGregg EW.


J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb;63(2):365-70. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13192. Epub 2015 Feb 2.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25640884
Reducing cancer screening disparities in medicare beneficiaries through cancer patient navigation.
Braun KL1, Thomas WL JrDomingo JLAllison ALPonce AHaunani Kamakana PBrazzel SSEmmett Aluli NTsark JU.


J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25715993
Health Literacy as a Social Determinant of Health in Asian American Immigrants: Findings from a Population-Based Survey in California.
Lee HY1, Rhee TGKim NKAhluwalia JS.


J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 17;65(10):1013-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.12.044.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25766949
Status of cardiovascular health in chinese adults.
Bi Y1, Jiang Y2, He J3, Xu Y4, Wang L2, Xu M1, Zhang M2, Li Y2, Wang T1, Dai M1, Lu J1, Li M1, Chen CS3, Lai S5, Wang W6, Wang L7, Ning G8; 2010 China Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance Group.


Prim Care Diabetes. 2015 Mar 7. pii: S1751-9918(15)00017-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2015.02.002. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25759306
Family physician ethnicity influences quality of diabetes care for Chinese but not South Asian patients.
Shah BR1, Hwee J2, Anand SS3, Austin PC4, Manuel DG5, Hux JE2.


J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25796521
Health Care Access Among Asian American Subgroups: The Role of Residential Segregation.Carreon DC1, Baumeister SE.


J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Mar 20;107(6). pii: djv054. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djv054. Print 2015 Jun.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25794888
Cancer-specific mortality of asian americans diagnosed with cancer: a nationwide population-based assessment.
Trinh QD1, Nguyen PL1, Leow JJ1, Dalela D1, Chao GF1, Mahal BA1, Nayak M1, Schmid M1, Choueiri TK1, Aizer AA1.




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