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Variations Between Sources of Social Support and Cancer Screen Behaviors in U.S. Chinese Older Adults.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2017; 72(suppl_1):S26-S31JG

Abstract

Background

Social support is a key indicator of utilization of preventive health care among older adults, but we have limited knowledge on these associations in U.S. Chinese older adults. This study aims to examine the association between sources of social support and cancer screening behaviors among Chinese older adults in the greater Chicago area.

Methods

Data were drawn from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago. Social supports were measured by asking the frequency of receipt of support from spouse, non-spouse family members, and friends. Use of cancer screenings were evaluated by asking the history of utilization of colon, breast, cervical, and prostate cancer screenings.

Results

After adjusting for covariates, results indicated significant association between higher social support and higher utilization of cancer screenings. Regarding to different sources of social support, higher levels of social supports from family members (odds ratio [OR], 1.15 [1.07, 1.25]) and friends (OR, 1.14 [1.06, 1.23]) were associated with higher utilization of breast cancer screening. However, higher levels of social support from family members (OR, 0.94 [0.88, 0.99]) and friends (OR, 0.94 [0.88, 1.00]) were associated with lower utilization of colon cancer screening. No associations were found between social support and prostate cancer screening.

Conclusions

This study provides evidence that different types of social support were associated with variations in the utilization of cancer screenings. Future longitudinal studies are needed to explore the causal relationship between social support and cancer screening use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28575272

Citation

Dong, Xinqi, and Andi Liu. "Variations Between Sources of Social Support and Cancer Screen Behaviors in U.S. Chinese Older Adults." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 72, no. suppl_1, 2017, pp. S26-S31.
Dong X, Liu A. Variations Between Sources of Social Support and Cancer Screen Behaviors in U.S. Chinese Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(suppl_1):S26-S31.
Dong, X., & Liu, A. (2017). Variations Between Sources of Social Support and Cancer Screen Behaviors in U.S. Chinese Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(suppl_1), pp. S26-S31. doi:10.1093/gerona/glx050.
Dong X, Liu A. Variations Between Sources of Social Support and Cancer Screen Behaviors in U.S. Chinese Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jul 1;72(suppl_1):S26-S31. PubMed PMID: 28575272.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Variations Between Sources of Social Support and Cancer Screen Behaviors in U.S. Chinese Older Adults. AU - Dong,Xinqi, AU - Liu,Andi, PY - 2017/6/3/entrez PY - 2017/6/3/pubmed PY - 2017/8/22/medline KW - Cancer screening KW - Preventive health care KW - Social support SP - S26 EP - S31 JF - The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences JO - J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. VL - 72 IS - suppl_1 N2 - Background: Social support is a key indicator of utilization of preventive health care among older adults, but we have limited knowledge on these associations in U.S. Chinese older adults. This study aims to examine the association between sources of social support and cancer screening behaviors among Chinese older adults in the greater Chicago area. Methods: Data were drawn from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago. Social supports were measured by asking the frequency of receipt of support from spouse, non-spouse family members, and friends. Use of cancer screenings were evaluated by asking the history of utilization of colon, breast, cervical, and prostate cancer screenings. Results: After adjusting for covariates, results indicated significant association between higher social support and higher utilization of cancer screenings. Regarding to different sources of social support, higher levels of social supports from family members (odds ratio [OR], 1.15 [1.07, 1.25]) and friends (OR, 1.14 [1.06, 1.23]) were associated with higher utilization of breast cancer screening. However, higher levels of social support from family members (OR, 0.94 [0.88, 0.99]) and friends (OR, 0.94 [0.88, 1.00]) were associated with lower utilization of colon cancer screening. No associations were found between social support and prostate cancer screening. Conclusions: This study provides evidence that different types of social support were associated with variations in the utilization of cancer screenings. Future longitudinal studies are needed to explore the causal relationship between social support and cancer screening use. SN - 1758-535X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28575272/Variations_Between_Sources_of_Social_Support_and_Cancer_Screen_Behaviors_in_U_S__Chinese_Older_Adults_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/gerona/glx050 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -