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dc.creatorMa, Grace
dc.creatorZhu, Lin
dc.creatorLu, Wenyue
dc.creatorTan, Yin
dc.creatorTruehart, Jade
dc.creatorJohnson, Cicely
dc.creatorHandorf, Elizabeth
dc.creatorNguyen, Minhhuyen T.
dc.creatorYeh, Ming-Chin
dc.creatorWang, Min Qi
dc.identifier.citationMa GX, Zhu L, Lu W, Tan Y, Truehart J, Johnson C, Handorf E, Nguyen MT, Yeh M-C, Wang MQ. Examining the Influencing Factors of Chronic Hepatitis B Monitoring Behaviors among Asian Americans: Application of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(8):4642.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Asian Americans are 60% more likely to die from the disease. Doctor visitation for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection every six months is an effective approach to preventing liver cancer. Methods: This study utilized baseline data from an ongoing randomized controlled clinical trial aimed at improving long-term adherence to CHB monitoring/treatment. Guided by the information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model, we examined factors associated with CHB monitoring adherence among Asian Americans with CHB. Multivariable logistic regression was conducted to test the associations. Results: The analysis sample consisted of 382 participants. Multivariable logistic regression showed that HBV knowledge (OR = 1.24, p < 0.01) and CHB-management motivation (OR = 1.06, p < 0.05) are significant predictors of having a doctor’s visit in the past six months. Both factors were positively associated with the likelihood of having had blood tests for HBV in the past six months. Conclusion: We found that greater HBV-related knowledge and CHB-management motivation are significantly associated with performing CHB-monitoring behaviors in the past six months. The findings have critical implications for the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions for CHB monitoring and liver cancer prevention in the Asian American community.
dc.format.extent9 pages
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dc.relation.haspartInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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dc.subjectHealth disparities
dc.subjectCancer prevention
dc.subjectAsian Americans
dc.subjectChronic hepatitis B
dc.subjectMonitoring adherence
dc.titleExamining the Influencing Factors of Chronic Hepatitis B Monitoring Behaviors among Asian Americans: Application of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Model
dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.contributor.groupCenter for Asian Health (Temple University)
dc.description.departmentUrban Health and Population Science
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dc.description.schoolcollegeLewis Katz School of Medicine
dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Liberal Arts
dc.temple.creatorMa, Grace X.
dc.temple.creatorZhu, Lin
dc.temple.creatorLu, Wenyue
dc.temple.creatorTan, Yin
dc.temple.creatorTruehart, Jade

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