Adaptation of the FLU-FOBT Program for a primary care clinic serving a low-income Chinese American community: new evidence of effectiveness

Journal Name: 
J Health Care Poor Underserved
Authors: 
Potter,M.B.
Yu,T.M.
Gildengorin,G.
Yu,A.Y.
Chan,K.
McPhee,S.J.
Green,L.W.
Walsh,J.M.
Abstract: 
INTRODUCTION: We sought to adapt and evaluate the FLU-FOBT Program for a primary care clinic serving a low-income Chinese American community. METHODS: We compared colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) rate changes for patients who received flu shots versus those who did not receive flu shots during the FLU-FOBT Program. Analysis of data from the year prior to the intervention was used to validate the results. RESULTS: Rates of CRCS increased by 18.0 percentage points for flu shot recipients during the FLU-FOBT Program vs. 1.7 percentage points for flu shot non-recipients (p
2011
Volume: 
22
Pages: 
284-295
Keywords: 
administration & dosage, Aged, analysis, Asian Americans, Colorectal Neoplasms, community, Community Health Services, Community Medicine, Early Detection of Cancer, electronic, evaluation, Evaluation Studies, Family, Female, Humans, Immunization Programs, Influenza, Influenza Vaccines, intervention, low-income, Male, Medicine, Methods, Middle Aged, organization & administration, patient, Patients, Poverty, prevention & control, primary care, Primary Health Care, Program Development, Program Evaluation, San Francisco, statistics & numerical data, trends, Universities