Associations with the receipt of colon cancer screening among a diverse sample of Arab Americans in NYC Journal Article


Authors: Ayash, C.; Badreddine, D.; Gatarny, R.; Wu, M.; Alward, Z.; Roberts-Eversley, N.; Thompson, H.; Gany, F.
Article Title: Associations with the receipt of colon cancer screening among a diverse sample of Arab Americans in NYC
Abstract: Arab Americans (AA) face increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the US, due to low utilization of preventative care and socioeconomic disparities. This study explores associations with the receipt of CRC screening among AA in New York City. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 100 individuals attending religious and community organizations with interviewer-administered surveys in Arabic and English. Results from 100 participants showed they were more likely to complete CRC screening with a doctor recommendation (74%) and were more likely to get a recommendation with a high school education or higher (86%). Uninsured participants and those with public insurance were the least likely to complete screening. Those with a higher mean score in Spiritual Life/Faith (13.34 vs. 11.67) were less likely to complete screening. Findings suggest the need for culturally sensitive interventions to increase CRC screening rates among AA. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
Keywords: colorectal cancer; minority health; colorectal cancer screening; immigrant health; arab americans
Journal Title: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume: 22
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1557-1912
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2020-01-01
Start Page: 503
End Page: 511
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s10903-019-00912-7
PUBMED: 31243689
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC7059222
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  1. Francesca Mara Gany
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  2. Nicole S Roberts
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  3. Claudia Lori Ayash
    4 Ayash
  4. Zeinab Alward
    3 Alward
  5. Minlun Wu
    1 Wu