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Health Promot Int. 2014 Dec;29(4):692-704. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat020. Epub 2013 Apr 10.

Cultural tailoring to promote hepatitis B screening in Turkish Dutch: a randomized control study.

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1
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Municipal Public Health Service GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Division of Infectious Diseases Control, PO Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands y.vanderveen@erasmusmc.nl.
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Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Department of Lifestyle, TNO Quality of Life, Leiden, The Netherlands.
3
Municipal Public Health Service GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Division of Infectious Diseases Control, PO Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Municipal Public Health Service GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Division of Infectious Diseases Control, PO Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections are an important health problem in Turkish migrants in the Netherlands. This study describes the effectiveness of a culturally tailored internet intervention promoting HBV screening in Turkish migrants.

METHODS:

Turkish migrants, aged 16-40 years old, could participate in an online intervention offering either: (i) behaviourally plus culturally tailored (BCT) information; (ii) behaviourally tailored (BT) information or (iii) generic information (GI). Subsequently, free HBV screening was offered.

RESULTS:

Out of 10.069 invited persons, 1512 (15%) logged in on the website and 623 people were tested. Screening uptake was 44% in the BCT group, 46% in the GI group and 44% in group BT. The BCT group showed favourable intervention effects for scores on determinants of screening when compared with baseline scores and BT.

CONCLUSION:

Although BCT did show favourable intervention effects for several determinants addressed in the intervention, we were not able to demonstrate the added value of BCT on screening uptake.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

The Netherlands National Trial Register NTR 2394.

KEYWORDS:

behaviour change; cultural tailoring; hepatitis B; infectious diseases

PMID:
23574695
DOI:
10.1093/heapro/dat020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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