Hepatitis B Among Pacific Islanders in Southern California: How is Health Information Associated with Screening and Vaccination?
Published Date:Feb 2011
Source:J Community Health. 36(1):47-55.
Aged, 80 And Over
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Accessibility
Hepatitis B Screening And Vaccination
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Pacific Islander Health
Patient Acceptance Of Health Care
Patient Education As Topic
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3020313
Funding:DP07-707/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
Description:We measured Hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission knowledge and self-reported screening/testing behavior among Pacific Islanders (Guamanians/Chamorros, Samoans, and Tongans) in Southern California. We also examined access and trust by Pacific Islanders of varying health information sources. We administered and analyzed survey data (N = 297), using a convenience sample in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties in spring 2009. We found that while Pacific Islander respondents reported that they receive health information from physicians, and largely trust this source, information from and trust in physicians were not statistically significant in explaining whether respondents sought HBV screening or vaccination.
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