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Chinese-Australian women's knowledge, facilitators and barriers related to cervical cancer screening: a qualitative study

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Kwok, C and White, K and Roydhouse, J, Chinese-Australian women's knowledge, facilitators and barriers related to cervical cancer screening: a qualitative study, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13, (6) pp. 1076-1083. ISSN 1557-1912 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10903-011-9491-4

Abstract

Understanding the different facilitators and barriers to screening within cultural and ethnic groups is important for developing appropriate education and outreach programs to underserved groups. Qualitative methods were employed to gain a rich understanding of participant views. In-depth interviews were conducted with 18 Chinese Australian women in their native languages and analysed using content analysis. Knowledge of cervical cancer was low, and few participants understood the benefits and purpose of screening. Having a doctor’s recommendation was a strong motivator, and returning for screening was encouraged by having a female Chinese doctor perform the exam, receiving a reminder letter and the absence of cost for screening participation. However, participation was inhibited by logistical barriers, cultural beliefs and previous painful screening experiences. A range of multifaceted facilitators and barriers must be considered when developing interventions to increase the rates of cervical screening in this population.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Chinese women, cervical cancer screening, qualitative research, Australia
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Roydhouse, J (Dr Jessica Roydhouse)
ID Code:137377
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2020-02-11
Last Modified:2020-08-28
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