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A RCT to Promote Mammography Adherence Among Chinese Immigrant Women

42 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

A RCT to Promote Mammography Adherence Among Chinese Immigrant Women

We will conduct a 4.5-year community-based RCT to study the impact of intervention
approaches (small-group video discussion vs. single video mode) on mammography used among
Chinese immigrant women. The small-group video discussion will be led by trained Chinese
community health educators and trained bilingual research staff using a standardized
structured protocol at all sites. In the single video mode, we will mail the intervention
materials to women to view and/or read at home. We will recruit 910 Chinese women through
our strong and well-established Chinese community partnerships in the metropolitan areas of
Washington, DC (Lead PI: Dr. Judy Wang, Georgetown University-GU), New York (Site PI: Dr.
Grace Ma at Temple University), and southern California (Site PI: Dr. Annette Maxwell,
University of California, Los Angeles-UCLA). Participants' eligibility are listed under
"eligibility criteria". We will not enroll US-born Chinese women as they are least likely
to face cultural and language barriers to mammography and less likely to engage in our
small-group discussion, which will be conducted in Chinese languages. Also, we will not
enroll short-term visitors as our study involves four interviews over a 2-year period.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. First generation Chinese women

2. Aged 42 and older

3. Have not had a mammogram in the past 2 years

4. Have never had breast cancer

5. Lived in the metropolitan DC, southern CA, and NY suburb; AND

6. Have no mammography screening scheduled in the next 6 month from time of enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Short-term visitors

2. US-born Chinese Americans

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Screening

Outcome Measure:

3rd interview about receipt of mammography screening

Outcome Description:

Measure the effect of small group video discussion on mammography screening adherence.

Outcome Time Frame:

6-month post-intervention

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Judy (Huei-Yu) Wang, Ph.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Georgetown University


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2010

Completion Date:

December 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Chinese women
  • Mammography
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms



Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19140
Georgetown UniversityWashington, District of Columbia  20007-2197
UCLALos Angeles, California  90095