Korean Lay Health Worker Project Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening

Study Overview

The goal of the study was to assess the efficacy of a print intervention versus a print plus lay health worker (LHE) intervention to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Korean Americans aged 50-75 years in Los Angeles, CA.


A 2-arm cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted from 2012 to 2015 to compare a print brochure with a print brochure + lay health educator (LHE) intervention. Only the LHE in the print brochure + LHE arm delivered health education.  The primary outcome was change in self-reported CRC screening at 6 months after initiation of the intervention.


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