Increasing Breast Cancer Screening in Chinese Immigrants

ID#: NCT05089292

Age: 40 years - 66+

Gender: Female

Healthy Subjects: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Phase: N/A

Recruitment Status: Enrolling by invitation

Start Date: July 01, 2021

End Date: December 01, 2022

Summary: The long-term goal of this research is to increase breast cancer screening rates in NYC Chinese immigrants. The researchers plan to accomplish this objective by developing and testing a culturally- and linguistically-adapted Witness Project program for Chinese immigrants. To inform the intervention development, the study team will identify barriers and facilitators to breast cancer screening in Chinese immigrants through individual qualitative interviews. A total of 156 participants will be recruited during the entire study. In Aim 1 which started in July 2021, 60 women were recruited for in-depth interviews to assess their breast cancer knowledge, perceived barriers and benefits/risks to completing mammography, perceived susceptibility to breast cancer, fatalism, screening intention, acculturation, language preference, and health literacy. In Aim 2, 96 women will be recruited to participate in the pilot testing of the intervention. Recruitment will take place at community sites that serve Chinese immigrants in New York City. Enrollment for Aim 2 is anticipated to start in March of 2022.

Inclusion Criteria:

- ≥ 40 years of age

- female

- born in China

- read and speak Cantonese, Mandarin, or English

Exclusion Criteria:

- none