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Community-Based Hepatitis B Interventions for Hmong Adults

18 Years
64 Years
Open (Enrolling by invite only)
Liver Cancer

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Trial Information

Community-Based Hepatitis B Interventions for Hmong Adults

The investigators will design an intervention to measure the baseline proportion of Hmong
adults (ages 18-64) that have been serologically tested for Hepatitis B. Investigators will
work with lay health workers to promote serologically testing for Hepatitis B and increase
knowledge of Hepatitis B among Hmong adults. The effectiveness of the lay health worker
intervention will be evaluated by conducting a randomized, controlled trial among Hmong
adults aged 18-64 not previously tested for hepatitis B.

The primary hypothesis is that the proportion of Hmong adults, ages 18-64 reporting
serologically testing for Hepatitis B at post-test will be significantly greater in the
intervention group than in the control group.

Secondary hypotheses are:

There will be greater increases in knowledge of Hepatitis B and liver cancer in the
intervention group than in the control group.

Participants with greater knowledge of hepatitis B and liver cancer at post-test will be
more likely to be serologically tested for hepatitis B.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Ages 18-64 years

- Hmong ancestry

- Never have been tested for Hepatitis B

Exclusion Criteria:

- Children under the age of 18 years

- Adults over the age of 64 years

- Non-Hmong ancestry

- Previous testing of Hepatitis B

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Obtain HBV Screening Test

Outcome Time Frame:

September 2006-August 2011

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Moon S. Chen, Jr., PhD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of California, Davis


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2006

Completion Date:

August 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Liver Cancer
  • Asian American Health
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Liver Cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Liver Neoplasms



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