Vietnamese Lay Health Worker Project Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening

Study Overview

The goal of the study was to compare the efficacy of a lay health worker (LHW) intervention to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Vietnamese Americans aged 50 to 74 years in Santa Clara County, CA.


A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted from 2008 to 2013 to test the lay health workers (LHW) intervention of 2 educational sessions on CRC screening compared to the control LHW of 2 educational sessions on healthy eating and physical activity.  The primary outcome was change in self-reported ever receipt of CRC screening at 6 months after the intervention.


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