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Grant Number: 5R01CA105199-05 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Hofstetter, C
Organization: San Diego State University
Project Title: Smoking and Ets: California Residents of Korean Descent
Fiscal Year: 2008
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this application is to assess change and determinants of change in tobacco use for a population-based sample of California Korean immigrants. This proposal will assess longitudinal change in tobacco behaviors and predictors among a sample of 2,830 California residents of Korean descent who provided baseline data during telephone interviews completed from April 2001 through October 2002. Change in smoking status, change in environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure, and change in the presence of and enforcement of residential tobacco policies (rules) will be assessed by an additional telephone interview about 45 months after the already completed baseline and a third telephone interview about 27 months later. This will provide about a four-year follow-up assessment of change in tobacco use among California Korean immigrants. A new cohort of 1,200 respondents will be recruited and interviewed at baseline and 27 months to assess the generalizability of our original baseline study results and to replicate short-term changes in tobacco use and the "determinants" of change in tobacco use. The project will explore the degree to which perceptions of current tobacco control programs, acculturation to U.S. society, exposure to mass and interpersonal media, and other variables derived from learning theory and its extension to the "Behavioral Ecological Model" are associated with changes in smoking cessation, initiation, home smoking policies, and adults' and children's ETS exposure. Particular attention will be devoted to the influence of the anti-tobacco media campaigns promoting smoking cessation and smoke-free homes. Results from this study will inform refinement of theory and interventions (including community-wide policies) for tobacco control with Korean and other immigrant populations. This application also requests support to pilot test a telephone counseling intervention to promote cessation and reduction in adults and children's ETS exposure in order to estimate effect sizes for a subsequent proposal. Data obtained in this pilot will inform research design for controlled trials of clinical services that might be delivered state-wide by telephone to the widely distributed Korean population. The combined analyses will inform tobacco control research for residents of Korean descent, who are a growing and underserved minority group in California and the U.S. It also will provide a model for delivering interventions to other Asian and minority populations distributed across larger geographic areas.

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Publications

Prevalence and Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence Among Young, Middle, and Older Women of Korean Descent in California.
Authors: Liles S, Usita P, Irvin VL, Hofstetter CR, Beeston T, Hovell MF
Source: J Fam Violence, 2012 Nov 1;27(8), p. 801-811.
PMID: 23645971
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Osteoporosis and milk intake among Korean women in California: relationship with acculturation to U.S. lifestyle.
Authors: Irvin VL, Nichols JF, Hofstetter CR, Ojeda VD, Song YJ, Kang S, Hovell MF
Source: J Immigr Minor Health, 2013 Dec;15(6), p. 1119-24.
PMID: 23338905
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Smoking trajectories among Koreans in Seoul and California: exemplifying a common error in age parameterization.
Authors: Allem JP, Ayers JW, Unger JB, Irvin VL, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF
Source: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 2012;13(5), p. 1851-6.
PMID: 22901135
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South Korean military service promotes smoking: a quasi-experimental design.
Authors: Allem JP, Ayers JW, Irvin VL, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF
Source: Yonsei Med J, 2012 Mar;53(2), p. 433-8.
PMID: 22318835
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Do christian denominations exhibit higher rates of alcohol consumption? A study of Korean American women in California.
Authors: Kang Sim DE, Hofstetter CR, Irvin VL, Ayers JW, Macera CA, Ji M, Hovell MF
Source: J Relig Health, 2013 Mar;52(1), p. 285-98.
PMID: 21286816
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Measuring immigration stress of first-generation female Korean immigrants in California: psychometric evaluation of Demand of Immigration Scale.
Authors: Ding D, Hofstetter CR, Norman GJ, Irvin VL, Chhay D, Hovell MF
Source: Ethn Health, 2011 Feb;16(1), p. 11-24.
PMID: 21213157
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Smoking on both sides of the pacific: home smoking restrictions and secondhand smoke exposure among Korean adults and children in Seoul and California.
Authors: Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Hughes SC, Park H, Paik HY, Irvin VL, Lee J, Juon HS, Latkin C, Hovell MF
Source: Nicotine Tob Res, 2010 Nov;12(11), p. 1142-50.
EPub date: 2010 Oct 5.
PMID: 20924042
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Can religion help prevent obesity? Religious messages and the prevalence of being overweight or obese among Korean women in California.
Authors: Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Irvin VL, Song Y, Park HR, Paik HY, Hovell MF
Source: J Sci Study Relig, 2010;49(3), p. 536-49.
PMID: 20886700
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Cultural and social network predictors of drinking among Korean American women.
Authors: Ayers JW, Chambers CD, Hofstetter CR, Hughes SC, Reyes WD, Kang SW, Irvin VL, Hovell MF
Source: Alcohol, 2011 Feb;45(1), p. 89-97.
EPub date: 2010 Sep 16.
PMID: 20843638
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It's others, not the police: smoking, reprimand, and fines among adults of Korean descent in California.
Authors: Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF, Irvin VL, Ayers JW, Hughes SC, Kang S
Source: Health Psychol, 2010 May;29(3), p. 255-61.
PMID: 20496979
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Exploring religious mechanisms for healthy alcohol use: religious messages and drinking among Korean women in California.
Authors: Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Hughes SC, Irvin VL, Sim DE, Hovell MF
Source: J Stud Alcohol Drugs, 2009 Nov;70(6), p. 890-8.
PMID: 19895765
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Longitudinal study of household smoking ban adoption among Korean Americans.
Authors: Hughes SC, Corcos IA, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF, Irvin VL
Source: Am J Prev Med, 2009 Nov;37(5), p. 437-40.
PMID: 19840699
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Sorting out the competing effects of acculturation, immigrant stress, and social support on depression: a report on Korean women in California.
Authors: Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Usita P, Irvin VL, Kang S, Hovell MF
Source: J Nerv Ment Dis, 2009 Oct;197(10), p. 742-7.
PMID: 19829202
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Does church participation facilitate tobacco control? A report on Korean immigrants.
Authors: Hofstetter CR, Ayers JW, Irvin VL, Kang Sim DE, Hughes SC, Reighard F, Hovell MF
Source: J Immigr Minor Health, 2010 Apr;12(2), p. 187-97.
EPub date: 2009 Feb 10.
PMID: 19205883
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Koreans' use of medical services in Seoul, Korea and California.
Authors: Hill L, Hofstetter CR, Hovell M, Lee J, Irvin V, Zakarian J
Source: J Immigr Minor Health, 2006 Jul;8(3), p. 273-80.
PMID: 16791537
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