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Perceived Barriers to Adopting an Asian-language Quitline Service: A Survey of State Funding Agen.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Zhuang YL, Cummins SE, Lee HR, Dearing J, Kirby C, Zhu SH. J Community Health. 2012 Oct;37(5):1058-65.

This study examined the perceived barriers to adopting an Asian-language quitline service among agencies that fund current state quitline services across the U.S. The most frequently cited reasons for not adopting an Asian quitline were: the Asian population in the state would be too small (71.4%), costs of service would be too high (57.1%), and the belief that using third-party translation for counseling is sufficient (39.3%). However, neither the actual proportion of Asians among the state population (range = 0.7% to 7.3%), nor the quitline funding level (range = $0.17 to $20.8 per capita) predicted the reported reasons. The authors conclude that quitline funding agencies need more education on the necessity and the feasibility of an Asian-language quitline. Three states are currently participating in a multi-state Asian-language quitline in which each state promotes the service to its residents and one state (CA) provides the services for all the states.

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