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Unmet Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Cancer Survivors

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cancer Education, December 2015
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Title
Unmet Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Cancer Survivors
Published in
Journal of Cancer Education, December 2015
DOI 10.1007/s13187-015-0952-7
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Mai-Nhung Le, Giang T. Nguyen, Zhi Pan, Dale Dagar Maglalang, Fidelia Butt, Roxanna Bautista, Mavis Nitta, Frances K. Barg

Abstract

In the USA, cancer is the leading cause of death for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), but little is known about the unmet needs of AAPI cancer survivors, especially from a national perspective. Using a community-based participatory research approach, we partnered with the Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network and the Asian American Cancer Support Network to design and conduct a cross-sectional survey to understand the unmet needs of a national sample of AAPI cancer survivors. We assessed unmet needs in 10 domains: day-to-day activities, financial expenses, emotional concerns, medical treatment, cancer information, home care, nutrition, physical concerns, family relationships, and spirituality. We also assessed self-reported measures related to quality of life. This national sample of AAPI cancer survivors included people from 14 states and two territories who had been diagnosed with a broad range of cancers, including cancer of the breast, ovary/uterus/cervix, prostate, blood, and other sites. Over 80 % reported at least one unmet need. Participants reported an average of 8.4 unmet needs, spanning an average of 3.9 domains. Most commonly reported were unmet needs pertaining to physical concerns (66 %), day-to-day activities (52 %), and emotional concerns (52 %). This is the first report of unmet needs in a national sample of AAPI cancer survivors with a range of different cancer types. It describes the areas of greatest need and points to the importance of devoting more resources to identifying and addressing unmet needs for the underserved population of AAPI cancer survivors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 5%
Netherlands 1 5%
Unknown 19 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 29%
Researcher 4 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Other 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 33%
Unspecified 4 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Social Sciences 3 14%
Psychology 3 14%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 April 2017.
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