Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring the perceptions of health care leaders: Colorectal cancer screening barriers among Chinese Canadian women
by Ng, Amy, D.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2012, 177; 3529357
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kadrie, Alex
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
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Public health, Health care management
Keywords: Barriers to care, Cancer screening, Chinese women, Coloreactal cancer, Health care leadership
Publication Number: 3529357
ISBN: 9781267655721
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