G X Ma

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Affiliation: Temple University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Barriers to the use of health services by Chinese Americans
    G X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Allied Health 29:64-70. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Awareness of cancer information among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Center for ATECAR, Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Community Health 28:115-30. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in adolescent smoking behaviors, sources of tobacco, knowledge and attitudes toward restriction policies
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, 304A Vivacqua Hall, Temple University, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 28:249-68. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Perceived risks of certain types of cancer and heart disease among Asian American smokers and non-smokers
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Community Health 27:233-46. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint The Asian Tobacco Education, Cancer Awareness and Research's role in tobacco and cancer control efforts in Asian American communities
    Grace X Ma
    Asian Tobacco Education, Cancer Awareness and Research ATECAR, USA
    Asian Am Pac Isl J Health 10:25-39. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of licensing and inspection enforcement to reduce tobacco sales to minors in Greater Philadelphia, 1994-1998
    G X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 26:677-87. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis of perceived risks and substance abuse among ethnic groups
    G X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 25:361-71. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Secondary conditions and women with physical disabilities: a descriptive study
    C P Coyle
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 81:1380-7. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and behavior regarding secondhand smoke among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Prev Med 41:446-53. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Tobacco dependence, risk perceptions and self-efficacy among Korean American smokers
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1776-84. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Barriers to the use of health services by Chinese Americans
    G X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Allied Health 29:64-70. 2000
    ..The findings suggest a need to improve services to the Chinese community through family-centered and community-based approaches adapted to Chinese culture...
  2. ncbi request reprint Awareness of cancer information among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Center for ATECAR, Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Community Health 28:115-30. 2003
    ..This study suggests urgent needs to educate Asian Americans about important cancer control issues and services and highlights the differences in baseline knowledge and attitudes among the various ethnic groups...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in adolescent smoking behaviors, sources of tobacco, knowledge and attitudes toward restriction policies
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, 304A Vivacqua Hall, Temple University, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 28:249-68. 2003
    ..Educational prevention programs, especially parenting programs should be employed to reduce smoking...
  4. ncbi request reprint Perceived risks of certain types of cancer and heart disease among Asian American smokers and non-smokers
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Community Health 27:233-46. 2002
    ..Generally, however, results showed that the awareness level was higher among women and the more educated respondents, non-smokers and former smokers, and Chinese and Korean groups...
  5. ncbi request reprint The Asian Tobacco Education, Cancer Awareness and Research's role in tobacco and cancer control efforts in Asian American communities
    Grace X Ma
    Asian Tobacco Education, Cancer Awareness and Research ATECAR, USA
    Asian Am Pac Isl J Health 10:25-39. 2003
    ..This article also presents ATECAR, the first long-term federal effort in tobacco and cancer control targeting the multi-ethnic Asian American communities in this area...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of licensing and inspection enforcement to reduce tobacco sales to minors in Greater Philadelphia, 1994-1998
    G X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 26:677-87. 2001
    ..In addition, the age of the buyer and the brand of cigarettes were associated with sales. Future research should focus on both commercial and social availability and provision of tobacco to minors...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis of perceived risks and substance abuse among ethnic groups
    G X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 25:361-71. 2000
    ..Blacks were more likely than Whites or Hispanics to use crack and heroin in their lifetime. Implications were made for future research and drug prevention in ethnic populations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Secondary conditions and women with physical disabilities: a descriptive study
    C P Coyle
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 81:1380-7. 2000
    ..To examine secondary conditions and their relationship to life satisfaction in women with physical disabilities...
  9. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and behavior regarding secondhand smoke among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Prev Med 41:446-53. 2005
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  10. ncbi request reprint Tobacco dependence, risk perceptions and self-efficacy among Korean American smokers
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1776-84. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that enhancing self-efficacy among older and less educated smokers may improve the efficacy of smoking cessation efforts that target Korean smokers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer early detection among Chinese women in the Philadelphia area
    Xuefen Su
    Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 0843, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:507-19. 2006
    ..This study describes breast cancer awareness, attitudes, and knowledge, as well as barriers and facilitators of early detection among Chinese women in Philadelphia...
  12. ncbi request reprint A brief smoking cessation intervention for Chinese and Korean American smokers
    Carolyn Y Fang
    Division of Population Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Cheltenham, PA 19012, USA
    Prev Med 43:321-4. 2006
    ..This study evaluated changes in smoking-related beliefs and behavior following a brief, culturally adapted smoking cessation intervention for Chinese and Korean smokers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Asian Tobacco Education and Cancer Awareness Research Special Population Network. A model for reducing Asian American cancer health disparities
    Grace X Ma
    Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 0843, USA
    Cancer 107:1995-2005. 2006
    ..Cancer 2006. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk perceptions and barriers to Hepatitis B screening and vaccination among Vietnamese immigrants
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 1700 N Broad Street, 304A Vivacqua Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:213-20. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint A multifaceted intervention to increase cervical cancer screening among underserved Korean women
    Carolyn Y Fang
    Division of Population Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Cheltenham, PA 19012, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1298-302. 2007
    ..Therefore, we evaluated a multifaceted intervention that combined psychoeducational counseling with patient navigation to address both psychosocial and access barriers to screening...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure and their related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 30:725-40. 2005
    ..S. Findings provide comprehensive insights into tobacco use and related KAB among Asian Americans that reflect the need for developing culturally appropriate programs for this underserved population...
  17. ncbi request reprint ATECAR: An Asian American community-based participatory research model on tobacco and cancer control
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA
    Health Promot Pract 5:382-94. 2004
    ..Facilitating factors in partnership building, and implications of employing this model in this ethnically and racially diverse population, are further discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Development of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation program for Chinese-American youth
    Grace X Ma
    Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, Temple University, 304A Vivaqua Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:206-16. 2004
    ..To identify potential cultural factors to enhance the efficacy of smoking cessation curricula for Asian-American adolescents, Chinese-Americans, and to present the process and challenges of implementing a culturally specific curriculum...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of acculturation on smoking in Asian American homes
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 15:267-80. 2004
    ..The same variables predicted allowing visitors to smoke in the home, excluding being female. Protective factors included being more educated, being older, and having children under 18 at home...
  20. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and smoking behavior in Asian-American populations
    Grace X Ma
    Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Health Educ Res 19:615-25. 2004
    ..Smoking rates for all females were generally lower than those of males regardless of acculturation status; however, acculturated adult females had a higher smoking rate than the less acculturated...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking among Chinese Americans and the influence of linguistic acculturation
    Steven S Fu
    Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Section of General Internal Medicine, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:803-11. 2003
    ..Further research is needed to assess whether acculturation is associated with smoking among Chinese American women and with use of smoking cessation treatments and services by Chinese American smokers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Differences in stages of change of smoking behavior among current smokers of four Asian American subgroups
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1431-9. 2003
    ..Men were more likely than women to be in the preparation stage. Immigration status was not a significant predictor of stages...
  23. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of risks of smoking among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for ATECAR, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Prev Med 37:349-55. 2003
    ..Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of illness and death in the United States. Few studies focus on Asian Americans, one of the fastest growing but underserved populations in the United States...
  24. pmc Prevalence and predictors of tobacco use among Asian Americans in the Delaware Valley region
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Center for ATECAR, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1013-20. 2002
    ..This study examined tobacco use rates and potential predictors of use among Asian Americans residing in the Delaware Valley region...
  25. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Chinese hepatitis B screening and vaccination
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Director of Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:178-87. 2008
    ..To measure the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Hepatitis B (HBV) screening and vaccination in the Chinese American population...