Cancer prevention and early detection of cancer for the disadvantaged group
Ethnic minorities, one of the disadvantaged groups within communities, were previously found to have possessed limited knowledge on the effective ways of cancer prevention and a low level of awareness on the availability of cancer screening services. With cancer screening being an effective means of cancer prevention, it is of great importance to promote the benefits of cancer screening and disseminate the information on access to cancer screening services to these ethnic minorities, in the form of educational interventions.
The research undertaken by our group focuses on the barriers to cancer screening utilisation by South Asian ethnic minorities, and the strategies on the effective dissemination of health-related information among these individuals. Notably, we are currently implementing the IMPACT (Integrative Multicomponent Programme for promoting south Asians’ Cancer screening upTake) programme which aims to educate South Asian ethnic minorities, including South Asians in their home countries, on how to prevent cancer effectively, with a focus on increasing their awareness of the importance of cancer screening utilisation in cancer prevention. Our research activities therefore help contribute further knowledge on the potential strategies for enhancing the utilisation rate of cancer screening among South Asian ethnic minorities.
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Related Research Projects
|Project Title||Funding Source||Principal Investigator||Project Period|
|A training programme for community health workers in promoting cervical cancer screening among South Asian ethnic minorities in Hong Kong||Knowledge Transfer Project Fund||SO Kwok Wei, Winnie||2022-2024|
|The effects of motivational interviewing on promoting human papillomavirus vaccination intention, initiation and completion among South Asian mother/daughter dyads: A pilot randomised controlled trial||Health and Medical Research Fund Research Fellowship Scheme||CHAN Ngo Sheung, Dorothy||2022– 2023|
|A community health worker-led multimedia intervention to increase cervical cancer screening uptake among South Asian women: A randomised controlled trial||Health Care and Promotion Scheme||WONG Cho Lee, Jojo||2018–2021|
|Effect of a family-based multimedia intervention on the uptake of colorectal cancer screening among South Asian older adults in Hong Kong: A randomised control trial||Health Care and Promotion Scheme||SO Kwok Wei, Winnie||2018–2021|
|Development of an explanatory model to explore the cervical cancer screening behaviour of ethnic minority women||Health and Medical Research Fund||CHAN Ngo Sheung, Dorothy||2017–2018|
|Chan, D. N. S., Choi, K. C., Au, D. W. H., & So, W. K. W. (2022). Identifying the factors promoting colorectal cancer screening uptake in Hong Kong using Andersen’s Behavioural Model of Health Services Use. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1-16.|
|Chan, D. N. S., & So, W. K. W. (2022). Influential barriers perceived by South Asians in Hong Kong to undergoing cervical cancer screening. European Journal of Cancer Care, 31 (2), e13556.|
|So, W. K. W., Chan, D. N. S., Law, B. M. H., Chow, K. C., Krishnasamy, M., Chan, C. W. H. (2022). Effect of a family-based multimedia intervention on the uptake of faecal immunohistochemical test among South Asian older adults: A cluster-randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 132, 104254 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104254|
|So, W. K. W., Chan, D. N. S., Law, B. M. H., Rana, T., Wong, C. L. (2022). Achieving equitable access to cancer screening services to reduce the cancer burden in the Asia-Pacific region: Experience from Hong Kong. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100587|
|Wong, C. L., Choi, K. C., Chen, J, Law, B. M. H., Chan, D. N. S., So, W.K.W. (2021). A community health worker-led multicomponent programme to promote cervical cancer screening in South Asian women: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 61(1):136−145.|
Knowledge Transfer Activities
In the Press/Media Interviews:
- Chan, D. N. S., So, W. K. W., Lee, P. K., Chu, F., & Tsui, D. (2022, July 26). CUHK survey shows multiple challenges to parental HPV vaccination decision-making for daughters among the South Asian ethnic minorities in Hong Kong [Press release by Faculty of Medicine, CUHK].
- Chan, J. Y. S., Chan, D. N. S. & So, W. K. W. (2021, January 5). The acceptability and feasibility of an educational programme on cervical cancer prevention in Chinese- and non-Chinese-speaking female adolescent students in secondary schools. ISNCC Blog, International Cancer Nursing News.
- 黃祖莉（2019年9月 12日）。〈南亞婦女做婦檢「同聲同氣」是關鍵〉。《信報財經新聞》。
- Chan, D. N. S. & So, W. K. W. (2019, June 2). How South Asian women in Hong Kong can get a multimedia boost in cancer awareness. South China Morning Post.
- 蘇幗慧（2017年11月 25日）。《杏林在線》: 南亞裔人士健康風險。Now新聞台。
Health Resources Developed:
Cancer and Palliative Care
Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Stroke Care
Ageing, Behavioural and Mental Wellness
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