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Stomach cancer diet education and screening awareness in East Asian American women
by Hong, Pearl Kim, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 68; 1522634
Abstract (Summary)

Stomach cancer is a major concern as the 4th leading cancer worldwide, with its highest prevalence among East Asians. With the continuing high immigration rate from East Asia to the United States, there is still a high prevalence among East Asian Americans. Studies have shown that stomach cancer has preventable risk factors associated with diet and common screening tests. This project was conducted to assess screening and diet awareness among young East Asian American women.

This project utilized a pretest–posttest design with an educational intervention with a convenience sample of 12 nursing students between the ages of 18 and 35. Posttest findings indicated the majority of participants (75%) were more aware of the risk factors and willing to change their diets. The education did have a significant statistical effect in increasing stomach cancer awareness.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Ignat, Sharon, Kumrow, David E.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Medicine, Nursing, Public health
Publication Number: 1522634
ISBN: 978-1-303-02046-9
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