The purpose of the qualitative ethnographic study was to explore for specific thoughts, opinions, and experiences regarding colorectal screening to promote colorectal health services due to the low colorectal cancer prevention screening rates among Chinese Canadian women. The focus of the research questions was the perceptions of both health leaders and Chinese Canadian women regarding colorectal cancer screening services in Chinese Canadian populations. The research involved using a predesigned instrument to organize and analyze information provided by 30 Chinese Canadian women participants and health care providers in the Calgary, Alberta area. Four themes emerged to describe the needs and means of promoting colorectal cancer screening services. Secondary information in the form of government health policies was reviewed. The emerging themes were communication skills, education of cultural competency, collaborations, and promotion of the equality of colorectal health services. The findings of the study included the ideas of establishing a mutual relationship between Chinese Canadian women and health care providers, increased cultural understanding, decreased communication barriers, and increased cultural care compliance. Future research studies might involve using quantitative or mixed methods research to validate the findings of the current study and providing a wider survey-based perspective on colorectal cancer prevention screening services in ethnic minority population groups.
|Commitee:||Ahmed, Mohammed, Gessert, Gail|
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|Department:||Advanced StudiesHealth Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 74/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Barriers to care, Cancer screening, Chinese women, Coloreactal cancer, Health care leadership|
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