Health Care Providers’ Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators to Cervical Cancer Screening in Vietnamese American Women

Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, Dena Hassouneh, Frances Lee-Lin, Chiao Yun Hsiao, Tuong Vy Le, Joannie Tang, Margret Vu, Anthony My Truong

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    Introduction: Vietnamese American women (VAW) are diagnosed and die at twice the rate than White non-Hispanic American women (16.8/100,000 vs. 8.1/100,000 and 4.4/100,000 vs. 2.4/100,000, respectively). Despite efforts to increase cervical cancer (CC) screening among VAW, the participation rates are persistently low (69% to 81%). The purpose of this study was to explore health care providers’ (HCPs) perspectives on barriers and facilitators to CC screening in VAW. Method: This qualitative descriptive pilot study, used open-ended semistructured interviews with 10 HCPs. Results: The HCPs had two to 23 years treating VAW. Major barriers and facilitators identified by the HCPs were as follows: VAW’s decision making about CC screening; sexual health divide; language discordance, relying on interpreters; breaking suspicion; VAW’s exposure to health sources of CC screening; sustainable trust; and motivated health care practices. Discussion: HCPs perceived the reasons for VAW not being screened or delaying CC screening were due to their lack of knowledge, cultural barriers, language, and issues related to trust.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)441-448
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
    Volume29
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

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    Asian Americans
    Early Detection of Cancer
    Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
    Health Personnel
    Communication Barriers
    Reproductive Health
    Decision Making
    Language
    Interviews
    Delivery of Health Care
    Health

    Keywords

    • cervical
    • health care providers
    • screening
    • Vietnamese

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    • Nursing(all)

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    Health Care Providers’ Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators to Cervical Cancer Screening in Vietnamese American Women. / Nguyen-Truong, Connie Kim Yen; Hassouneh, Dena; Lee-Lin, Frances; Hsiao, Chiao Yun; Le, Tuong Vy; Tang, Joannie; Vu, Margret; Truong, Anthony My.

    In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 5, 01.09.2018, p. 441-448.

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    Nguyen-Truong, Connie Kim Yen ; Hassouneh, Dena ; Lee-Lin, Frances ; Hsiao, Chiao Yun ; Le, Tuong Vy ; Tang, Joannie ; Vu, Margret ; Truong, Anthony My. / Health Care Providers’ Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators to Cervical Cancer Screening in Vietnamese American Women. In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 441-448.
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