Journal of Immigrant Health

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 147–157

Development of Cervical Cancer Control Interventions for Chinese Immigrants

  • J. Carey Jackson
  • Hoai Do
  • Kamolthip Chitnarong
  • Shin-Ping Tu
  • Ann Marchand
  • Gregory Hislop
  • Vicky Taylor
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015650901458

Cite this article as:
Jackson, J.C., Do, H., Chitnarong, K. et al. Journal of Immigrant Health (2002) 4: 147. doi:10.1023/A:1015650901458

Abstract

The objective of the study was to develop a culturally relevant video and a pamphlet for use as a cervical cancer screening educational intervention among North-American Chinese women. The project conducted 87 qualitative interviews and nine focus groups to develop a culturally tailored intervention to improve Pap testing rates. The intervention consisted of an educational/motivational video, a pamphlet, and home visits. Less acculturated Chinese women draw on a rich tradition of herbal knowledge and folk practices historically based on Chinese medical theory, now mixed with new information from the media and popular culture. The video, the pamphlet, and the outreach workers knowledge base were designed using these results and combined with biomedical information to address potential obstacles to Pap testing. Culturally relevant information for reproductive health promotion was easily retrieved through qualitative interviews and used to create educational materials modeling the integration of Pap testing into Chinese women's health practices.

Pap testing cervical cancer cross-cultural medicine Chinese health education 

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Carey Jackson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hoai Do
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kamolthip Chitnarong
    • 1
  • Shin-Ping Tu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ann Marchand
    • 1
  • Gregory Hislop
    • 3
  • Vicky Taylor
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattle
  2. 2.International Medicine ClinicHarborview Medical CenterSeattle
  3. 3.Cancer Control ResearchBritish Columbia Cancer AgencyCanada
  4. 4.Division of Public Health SciencesFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattle
  5. 5.Department of Health ServicesUniversity of WashingtonSeattle

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