Marjorie Kagawa-Singer

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Applying the concept of culture to reduce health disparities through health behavior research
    Marjorie Kagawa Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Department of Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prev Med 55:356-61. 2012
  2. ncbi Impact of breast cancer on Asian American and Anglo American women
    M Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 21:449-80. 1997
  3. ncbi Population science is science only if you know the population
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    University of California, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:S22-31. 2006
  4. doi Outcomes of a breast health project for Hmong women and men in California
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Charles Young Dr South, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S467-73. 2009
  5. ncbi Breast and cervical cancer screening rates of subgroups of Asian American women in California
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:706-30. 2007
  6. pmc Use of focus groups in multi-site, multi-ethnic research projects for women's health: a Study of Women Across the Nation (swan) example
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:352-8. 2009
  7. doi Cancer, culture, and health disparities: time to chart a new course?
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Department of Asian American Studies, Senior Editor, AAPI Nexus Journal, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 60:12-39. 2010
  8. ncbi A strategy to reduce cross-cultural miscommunication and increase the likelihood of improving health outcomes
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Acad Med 78:577-87. 2003
  9. ncbi Improving the validity and generalizability of studies with underserved U.S. populations expanding the research paradigm
    M Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 10:S92-103. 2000
  10. doi Impact of culture on health outcomes
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:S90-5. 2011

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Publications43

  1. doi Applying the concept of culture to reduce health disparities through health behavior research
    Marjorie Kagawa Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Department of Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prev Med 55:356-61. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi Impact of breast cancer on Asian American and Anglo American women
    M Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 21:449-80. 1997
    ..The findings of this study warrant more refined exploration in order to improve the medical, psychological and social outcomes for Asian American women with breast cancer...
  3. ncbi Population science is science only if you know the population
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    University of California, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:S22-31. 2006
    ..Cancer control efforts have had limited effect in reducing the inequities for minorities and the medically underserved. One factor is the lack of theory-based conceptualization of the terms used to define race, ethnicity, and culture...
  4. doi Outcomes of a breast health project for Hmong women and men in California
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Charles Young Dr South, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S467-73. 2009
    ..We used a community-based research approach to test a culturally based breast cancer screening program among low-income Hmong women in central and southern California...
  5. ncbi Breast and cervical cancer screening rates of subgroups of Asian American women in California
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:706-30. 2007
    ..The measurement of additional contextual information is needed to identify structural barriers and community resources to provide clearer guidance for the design of effective screening promotion programs for AA subpopulations...
  6. pmc Use of focus groups in multi-site, multi-ethnic research projects for women's health: a Study of Women Across the Nation (swan) example
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:352-8. 2009
    ..Focus groups were designed to identify potential cultural differences in the incidence of symptoms and the meaning of transmenopause among women of diverse cultures, and to identify effective recruitment and retention strategies...
  7. doi Cancer, culture, and health disparities: time to chart a new course?
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Department of Asian American Studies, Senior Editor, AAPI Nexus Journal, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 60:12-39. 2010
    ..The authors conclude with suggestions for clinical practice to eliminate the disconnection between evidence-based, quality, cancer care and its delivery to diverse population groups...
  8. ncbi A strategy to reduce cross-cultural miscommunication and increase the likelihood of improving health outcomes
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Acad Med 78:577-87. 2003
    ..Last, they indicate the structural changes required in the health care setting to enable and support such practice...
  9. ncbi Improving the validity and generalizability of studies with underserved U.S. populations expanding the research paradigm
    M Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 10:S92-103. 2000
    ..S. ethnic minority populations and the white population. Examples from the cancer literature are used to illustrate each of the seven steps of the expanded paradigm...
  10. doi Impact of culture on health outcomes
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:S90-5. 2011
    ..The paper closes with 8 recommended steps to improve communication cross-culturally to provide effective quality palliative care for patients and families from diverse backgrounds...
  11. pmc Trust in one's physician: the role of ethnic match, autonomy, acculturation, and religiosity among Japanese and Japanese Americans
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:339-47. 2005
    ..We investigated the relation of patient characteristics, religiosity, acculturation, physician ethnicity, and insurance-mandated physician change to levels of trust in Japanese American and Japanese patients...
  12. doi Access versus acculturation: identifying modifiable factors to promote cancer screening among Asian American women
    Nadereh Pourat
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Med Care 48:1088-96. 2010
    ..However, screening rates remain low for most AA populations despite differences in acculturation levels, suggesting presence of other important modifiers such as access barriers...
  13. doi Health-related quality of life and culture
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Department of Asian American Studies, University of California Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 26:59-67. 2010
    ..To clarify the relationship between quality of life (QOL) and culture...
  14. pmc Seizing the moment: California's opportunity to prevent nutrition-related health disparities in low-income Asian American population
    Gail G Harrison
    Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Cancer 104:2962-8. 2005
    ..S. foods, and promotion of active lifestyles to prevent an impending burden from cancer and nutrition-related chronic diseases in AAPI populations...
  15. ncbi Disaggregating data on Asian and Pacific Islander women to assess cancer screening
    Judy Y Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:139-45. 2004
    ..To address these problems, this study compared cancer screening rates among particular AAPI groups and non-AAPIs living in an ethnically diverse region...
  16. ncbi Sexual function reported by Japanese and American men
    Shunichi Namiki
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 179:245-9. 2008
    ..We performed a cross-cultural comparison of sexual function and bother in men with localized prostate cancer in the United States and Japan...
  17. pmc Focus group findings about the influence of culture on communication preferences in end-of-life care
    William H Shrank
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:703-9. 2005
    ..Little guidance is available for health care providers who try to communicate with patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way about end-of-life care...
  18. ncbi Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of preventive services among the elderly
    Judy Y Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:388-95. 2005
    ..The scope of racial/ethnic disparities in the use of preventive services in the elderly was assessed, and the impact of the type of health insurance coverage on the use of preventive services was measured...
  19. ncbi Infusing culture into oncology research on quality of life
    Kimlin Ashing-Giwa
    Center for Culture and Health, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 33:31-6. 2006
    ..To review the literature relevant to understanding culturally informed oncology research, particularly as it relates to health-related quality of life...
  20. doi The effect of erectile function on the use of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors after radical prostatectomy in Japanese and U.S. men
    Shunichi Namiki
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 71:901-5. 2008
    ..To compare patterns of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor use between Japanese and U.S. men after radical prostatectomy...
  21. pmc Stimulating cancer research in Asian communities and training the next generation of scientists
    Roshan Bastani
    University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer 104:2926-30. 2005
    ....
  22. ncbi Understanding the breast cancer experience of Asian American women
    Kimlin Tam Ashing
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Psychooncology 12:38-58. 2003
    ..The results from this qualitative study have been used to prepare a survey instrument to examine these issues in a larger sample of Asian American women...
  23. doi The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research: impact and outcome over 12 years
    Rena J Pasick
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1450 3rd Street, MC 0128, San Francisco, CA, 94158 9001, USA
    J Cancer Educ 27:443-9. 2012
    ..The MTPCCR model is successful because it targets underrepresented minorities who are capable of doctoral studies but have not yet chosen that path...
  24. ncbi Health disparities and prevention: racial/ethnic barriers to flu vaccinations
    Judy Y Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Ave, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Community Health 32:5-20. 2007
    ..Distinct barriers to influenza vaccination exist among racial/ethnic groups. Vaccination programs may benefit from addressing these specific and unique concerns...
  25. pmc The impact of cervical cancer and dysplasia: a qualitative, multiethnic study
    Kimlin T Ashing-Giwa
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, 760 Westwood Plaza, Box 62, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Psychooncology 13:709-28. 2004
    ..This qualitative study aims to examine health related quality of life (HRQOL) from a culturally consistent framework...
  26. ncbi Breast and cervical cancer control among Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian Women: participatory action research strategies for baseline data collection in California
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Asian American Studies Department, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:S53-60. 2006
    ..In this article, we describe the efforts required to conduct a baseline survey among these non-English-speaking women using the participatory action research (PAR) approach...
  27. pmc Perceptions of diet and physical activity among California Hmong adults and youths
    Kim Loan Pham
    UCLA School of Public Health and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A93. 2007
    ..We conducted a qualitative study to inform the design of a proposed community-wide campaign to promote increased physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income Hmong families...
  28. ncbi Breast cancer patients' perceptions of their husbands' support in a cross-cultural context
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Box 9251772, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychooncology 12:24-37. 2003
    ..A final major difference was in the area of communication, with both Asian groups appearing to value non-verbal communication over verbal, while EA women appeared to value verbal communication over non-verbal...
  29. pmc Acculturation of attitudes toward end-of-life care: a cross-cultural survey of Japanese Americans and Japanese
    Shinji Matsumura
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif 90095 1736, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:531-9. 2002
    ..However, little is known about how and to what extent acculturation changes attitudes toward end-of-life care and advance care planning. We compared attitudes toward end-of-life care among Japanese Americans and Japanese in Japan...
  30. pmc Progress in the pipeline: replication of the minority training program in cancer control research
    Antronette K Yancey
    Department of Health Services and Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, UCLA School of Public Health, CA 90095, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:230-6. 2006
    ..This paper evaluates the replicability of an NCI-funded didactic/experiential program to increase the diversity of doctorally-prepared cancer disparities investigators...
  31. pmc The many faces of error disclosure: a common set of elements and a definition
    Stephanie P Fein
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:755-61. 2007
    ..Surveys of physicians show that they believe harmful errors should be disclosed to patients, yet errors are often not disclosed...
  32. ncbi Are managed care Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions satisfied with their care?
    Nadereh Pourat
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Aging Health 18:70-90. 2006
    ..This article compares patient experiences of chronically ill older people in health maintenance organizations (HMOs) with other forms of Medicare supplemental coverage...
  33. doi Acculturation in the adaptation of Chinese-American women to breast cancer: a mixed-method approach
    Tzu I Tsai
    School of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 20:3383-93. 2011
    ..To explore how and to what extent acculturation and immigration affect Chinese-American immigrant women's breast cancer experience...
  34. ncbi Increasing access to care for cultural and linguistic minorities: ethnicity-specific health care organizations and infrastructure
    Joshua S Yang
    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:532-49. 2007
    ..Policy recommendations to develop ethnicity-specific subsystems of care are presented...
  35. doi Urinary quality of life after prostatectomy or radiation for localized prostate cancer: a prospective longitudinal cross-cultural study between Japanese and U.S. men
    Shunichi Namiki
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 71:1103-8. 2008
    ..S. men with localized prostate cancer...
  36. ncbi Attitudes toward menopause and aging across ethnic/racial groups
    B Sommer
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616 8686, USA
    Psychosom Med 61:868-75. 1999
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the degree to which attitudes toward menopause and aging vary across ethnic groups and menopausal status (ie, premenopausal through postmenopausal)...
  37. doi Overcoming barriers to cancer care through health navigation programs
    Tu Uyen Ngoc Nguyen
    California State University Fullerton CSUF, Fullerton, CA, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 24:270-8. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi Exploring access to cancer control services for Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities in Southern California
    Sora Park Tanjasiri
    California State University, Fullerton Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Fullerton 92834 6870, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:S14-9. 2004
    ..Finally, we discuss implications for programs designed to promote breast and cervical screening and policy education...
  39. pmc Adapting evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity among African Americans, Hispanics, Hmong, and Native Hawaiians: a social marketing approach
    Mary Ann S Van Duyn
    National Cancer Institute, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, 6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 602, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A102. 2007
    ..Using a social marketing approach, we studied how best to adapt proven, evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity for use with underserved racial or ethnic groups...
  40. ncbi Designing culturally and linguistically appropriate health interventions: the "Life Is Precious" Hmong breast cancer study
    Sora Park Tanjasiri
    Department of Health Science, California State University, Fullerton 92834 6870, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:140-53. 2007
    ..Implications for further research and practice are discussed...
  41. ncbi Cognitive mediators linking social support networks to colorectal cancer screening adherence
    Keiko Honda
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Behav Med 29:449-60. 2006
    ..The findings of this study support strengthening informal support networks to enhance adherence among Japanese Americans at risk...
  42. ncbi Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training's legacy. The first 5 years
    Moon S Chen
    Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training AANCART, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Cancer 107:2006-14. 2006
    ..AANCART's first 5 years have increased cancer awareness, trained special populations scientists, and advanced the field of Asian American cancer control research. Cancer 2006. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  43. pmc Prospective integration of cultural consideration in biomedical research for patients with advanced cancer: recommendations from an international conference on malignant bowel obstruction in palliative care
    Iris Cohen Fineberg
    International Observatory on End of Life Care, Institute of Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:S28-39. 2007
    ....