Filipino Lay Health Worker Project Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening

Study Overview

The goal of the study was to explore whether a lay health educator (LHE) approach can increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Filipino Americans ages 50 to 75 years in Hawaii.

A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted from 2012 to 2015 testing an intervention consisting of LHEs delivering 2 education sessions and 2 telephone follow-up calls on CRC screening plus a CRC brochure versus an attention control consisting of 2 lectures and 2 follow-up calls on nutrition and physical activity plus a CRC brochure.  The primary outcome was change in self-reported ever receipt of CRC screening at 6 months.

Resources (also available on the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) page)