Community health profile: Evidence-based practice for smoking cessation among Chinese American smokers in NYC

For my community nursing class, it requires a group of 8 students to write a community health profile. We divided up the work, and I’m responsible for writing about the evidence-based practice section. Considering that the NY Times has recently highlighted the fact that all of NYC residents has decreased smoking rates EXCEPT among Asians, I decided to write about that. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/nyregion/asian-new-yorkers-resist-anti-smoking-efforts.html

Using Google Scholar, I was able to search a couple of articles and settled on one through PubMed. I went through the NYU Library website to download the PDF file. In case you’re interested, here’s the citation (APA format):

Wu D, Ma GX, Zhou K, Zhou D, Liu A, Poon AN. (2009). The effect of a culturally tailored smoking cessation for Chinese American smokers. Nicotine Tob Res, 11(12):1448-57. Epub 2009 Nov 13.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19915080
Considering that the study takes place in NYC, it should be relatively easy to implement in Chinatown. Now, we just have to get more organizations involved and train CHWs.