Recruitment of Non-English Speaking Women in Research: An Additional Challenge in Health Promotion Targeting Ethnic Community

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163943
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Recruitment of Non-English Speaking Women in Research: An Additional Challenge in Health Promotion Targeting Ethnic Community
Author(s):
Ferdous, Tabassum; Jirojwong, Sansnee; Harreveld, Roberta
Author Details:
Tabassum Ferdous, Research Master Candidate, Nursing & Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, email: t.ferdous@cqu.edu.au; Sansnee Jirojwong; Roberta Harreveld
Abstract:
Introduction: Studies show that barriers to accessing breast cancer screening by non-English speaking background (NESB) women include their lack of awareness, low level of education, low self-efficacy and lack of social interaction with other women. This paper will describe the characteristics of women who agreed to attend a group information session provided to NESB women in an Australian regional city. This session aimed to increase the awareness and the use of mammograms among NESB women. Methods: Three different sources were used to contact potential participants. They were: (1) Key ethnic community persons; (2) Central Queensland Multi Cultural Association; and (3) the researcher's personal contact and a snowballing method. Of these, the researcher's personal contacts were found to be the most successful method to gain the highest percentage of participation. Results: Of 48 women approached, 35 (72.9%) agreed to attend the group information session. They were later followed up prior to the session either by phone or home visit and mailing a reminding flyer. However, 22 women (62.8%) personally attended the session. A high proportion of the attendees (13 women, 59%) were highly educated and the same percentage previously used a mammogram. These data suggested that the targeted disadvantaged NESB women did not access the information provided for them. However, personal contact and shared culture between the researcher and the women was helpful in increasing women's participation in this group information session. Conclusion: There are additional challenges to health promotion programmes targeting an ethnic community due to the variation of culture and languages. This challenge is the recruiting and increasing the participation of this disadvantaged group. In countries where there is cultural difference between health care providers and consumers, sensitivities to the range of culture and languages should be considered as the initial phase of health promotion process.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRecruitment of Non-English Speaking Women in Research: An Additional Challenge in Health Promotion Targeting Ethnic Communityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFerdous, Tabassumen_US
dc.contributor.authorJirojwong, Sansneeen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarreveld, Robertaen_US
dc.author.detailsTabassum Ferdous, Research Master Candidate, Nursing & Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, email: t.ferdous@cqu.edu.au; Sansnee Jirojwong; Roberta Harrevelden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163943-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Studies show that barriers to accessing breast cancer screening by non-English speaking background (NESB) women include their lack of awareness, low level of education, low self-efficacy and lack of social interaction with other women. This paper will describe the characteristics of women who agreed to attend a group information session provided to NESB women in an Australian regional city. This session aimed to increase the awareness and the use of mammograms among NESB women. Methods: Three different sources were used to contact potential participants. They were: (1) Key ethnic community persons; (2) Central Queensland Multi Cultural Association; and (3) the researcher's personal contact and a snowballing method. Of these, the researcher's personal contacts were found to be the most successful method to gain the highest percentage of participation. Results: Of 48 women approached, 35 (72.9%) agreed to attend the group information session. They were later followed up prior to the session either by phone or home visit and mailing a reminding flyer. However, 22 women (62.8%) personally attended the session. A high proportion of the attendees (13 women, 59%) were highly educated and the same percentage previously used a mammogram. These data suggested that the targeted disadvantaged NESB women did not access the information provided for them. However, personal contact and shared culture between the researcher and the women was helpful in increasing women's participation in this group information session. Conclusion: There are additional challenges to health promotion programmes targeting an ethnic community due to the variation of culture and languages. This challenge is the recruiting and increasing the participation of this disadvantaged group. In countries where there is cultural difference between health care providers and consumers, sensitivities to the range of culture and languages should be considered as the initial phase of health promotion process.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:20Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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