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Breast cancer (BC) is a leading type of malignancy and the second most common cause of cancer-related death among women around the world. The occurrence of BC has been increasing in Asian American (AA) women. Early detection through mammography is an effective means to reduce mortality associated with BC. However, there is a paucity of data and interventions regarding mammography promotion interventions among AA women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current interventions for promoting mammography among AA women and suggest recommendations for designing successful interventions. A review for peer-reviewed journal articles in PubMed Central, MEDLINE, CINAHL, ERIC, and Scopus was conducted over the past 15 years for mammography interventions among AA women. A total of eight interventions met the inclusion criteria. Of these, one used the randomized controlled trial (RCT), one used quasi-experimental design, four used pretest-posttest designs, one used single-group time series design, and one used cross-sectional survey. Among the intervention approaches were community workshops, designing religiously tailored interventions, patient navigator care management model, medical interpretation services for limited English proficiency patients, delivery of grocery store-based education, and utilization of health belief model/health promotion model. A paucity of interventions, utilization of small sample sizes, just one randomized controlled trial, and just one intervention based on behavioral theory were some of the limitations of the interventions. Future interventions must be culturally tailored to specific subgroups of AA, be behavioral theory-based and utilize robust randomized controlled trials.

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Spring 2021




Asian American; Mammography; Intervention; Breast cancer


Cancer Biology

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Faculty Mentor: Manoj Sharma, Ph.D.

A Qualitative Review on Mammography Interventions among Asian American Women