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Title Promotion of prevention of hepatitis B in the Turkish community in Rotterdam: Individual and cultural tailoring in infectious diseases control
Period 11 / 2007 - 11 / 2010
Status Current
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1326293
Data Supplier Website ZonMw

Abstract

This project has the following specific targets:1. Identify individual, and social-cultural environmental determinants of participation in hepatitis B testing and vaccination in the Turkish community of Rotterdam;2. Develop two individually tailored interventions, one including feedback tailored to social-cultural characteristics, aiming to increase participation in hepatitis B testing, vaccination and treatment in this group;3. Identify what the most appropriate communication medium is for these interventions: tailored print materials or Internet-based tailoring;4. Evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of tailored feedback on HBV risk and motivations, abilities and opportunities for HBV testing and vaccination as compared to usual practice; and assess the surplus value of additional tailoring on social-cultural factors; Additionally, the proposed project will provide insight in the possibilities and barriers for using tailored feedback for infectious disease control in ethnic minority groups and the applicability of cultural tailoring. Infectious diseases are unevenly distributed throughout the population. Especially ethnic communities are at more risk for several infectious diseases like hepatitis B. An important question is how effective prevention activities can be organised in an ethnically diverse metropolitan area. Hepatitis B is an important health problem for the Turkish community. Current prevention activities focus on vaccination of newborns or risk groups, leaving especially 16 - 40 years in the Turkish community at risk for infection. This research proposal therefore aims to:1. Identify individual, and social-cultural environmental determinants of participation in hepatitis B testing and vaccination in the Turkish community of Rotterdam;2. Develop two individually tailored interventions, one including feedback tailored to social-cultural characteristics, aiming to increase participation in hepatitis B testing, vaccination and treatment in this group;3. Identify what the most appropriate communication medium is for these interventions: tailored print materials or Internet-based tailoring;4. Evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of tailored feedback on HBV risk and motivations, abilities and opportunities for HBV testing and vaccination as compared to usual practice; and assess the surplus value of additional tailoring on social-cultural factors; Additionally, the proposed project will provide insight in the possibilities and barriers for using tailored feedback for infectious disease control in ethnic minority groups and the applicability of cultural tailoring.Using the intervention development and evaluation model PRECEDE/PROCEED and the Intervention Mapping framework we will start with a literature review, interviews with experts and focus groups. A survey will test the importance of different determinants of testing and vaccination and the appropriateness of an intervention using written materials or the Internet. Based on these results the intervention will be developed. An experimental design with individual randomisation and a 1 and 6 month follow up will be used to assess the effectiveness of the intervention on testing and vaccination rate as well as on the determinants of this behaviour.

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Supervisor Prof.dr.ir. J. Brug
Project leader Prof.dr. J.H. Richardus
Doctoral/PhD student Dr. O. de Zwart

Classification

A82100 Structure of the population and migration
D23110 Infections, parasitology
D24200 Health education, prevention

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