Development and evaluation of a multimedia intervention to promote cervical cancer prevention among South Asian women in Hong Kong

Winnie K.W. So, Bernard M.H. Law, Carmen W.H. Chan, Doris Y.P. Leung, Helen Y.L. Chan, Sek Ying Chair

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Objective: The uptake of cervical cancer screening among South Asian ethnic minorities is low, rendering them at higher risk of developing cervical cancer. Interventions should, therefore, be developed to enhance their knowledge of this disease and its prevention. We developed and implemented a Health-Belief-Model-based and culturally sensitive multimedia intervention for South Asian women in Hong Kong, and evaluated its feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness using the Reach-Effectiveness-Adoption-Implementation-Maintenance framework. Design: At post-intervention, a short survey was conducted to assess the participants’ perceptions of the acceptability and effectiveness of the intervention. Focus group and/or telephone interviews with persons-in-charge of community organizations were conducted to collect feedback on the intervention’s effectiveness and long-term sustainability. Results: The intervention was implemented successfully in partnership with 54 community organizations, of which 51 expressed a willingness to continue doing so at their centers. 1061 South Asian women received the intervention through attendance at the 51 health talks held. Over 90% of them agreed that the intervention was acceptable and effective. Conclusions: The intervention appeared to be feasible, and is potentially effective in enhancing participants’ knowledge of cervical cancer and self-efficacy in undergoing screening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-296
Number of pages13
JournalEthnicity and Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Cervical cancer
  • ethnic minorities
  • health-belief model
  • multimedia intervention
  • South Asian women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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