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Dementia Health Promotion for Chinese Americans



Abstract

Introduction

This study aims to describe the results of a dementia awareness campaign in the Chinese American community. 

Methods

The campaign consisted of a health fair, four dementia seminars, radio shows, television episodes, and a YouTube series. Descriptive statistics and qualitative data were obtained from various health communication channels.   

Results

There were 156 and 313 participants in the health fair and dementia seminars, respectively. The participants in each component of the campaign also provided qualitative data on barriers and effective ways to disseminate awareness of dementia and brain health. 

Conclusion

A dementia awareness campaign may be an effective way to reduce health disparities and dementia in the Chinese American community.  



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Original article
peer-reviewed

Dementia Health Promotion for Chinese Americans


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Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. University of California, Los Angeles issued approval. Animal subjects: This study did not involve animal subjects or tissue. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


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Original article
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Dementia Health Promotion for Chinese Americans

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    Benjamin K. Woo Corresponding Author

    UCLA


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. University of California, Los Angeles issued approval. Animal subjects: This study did not involve animal subjects or tissue. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

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    Published: June 29, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1411

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    Woo B K (June 29, 2017) Dementia Health Promotion for Chinese Americans. Cureus 9(6): e1411. doi:10.7759/cureus.1411

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: June 12, 2017
    Peer review began: June 15, 2017
    Peer review concluded: June 15, 2017
    Published: June 29, 2017

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    © Copyright 2017
    Woo. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Introduction

This study aims to describe the results of a dementia awareness campaign in the Chinese American community. 

Methods

The campaign consisted of a health fair, four dementia seminars, radio shows, television episodes, and a YouTube series. Descriptive statistics and qualitative data were obtained from various health communication channels.   

Results

There were 156 and 313 participants in the health fair and dementia seminars, respectively. The participants in each component of the campaign also provided qualitative data on barriers and effective ways to disseminate awareness of dementia and brain health. 

Conclusion

A dementia awareness campaign may be an effective way to reduce health disparities and dementia in the Chinese American community.  



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Benjamin K. Woo, M.D.

UCLA

For correspondence:
bewoo@dhs.lacounty.gov

Benjamin K. Woo, M.D.

UCLA

For correspondence:
bewoo@dhs.lacounty.gov