File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Developing community-based preventive interventions in Hong Kong: a description of the first phase of the family project

TitleDeveloping community-based preventive interventions in Hong Kong: a description of the first phase of the family project
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth/
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2012, v. 12, article 106 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: This paper describes the development of culturally-appropriate family-based interventions and their relevant measures, to promote family health, happiness and harmony in Hong Kong. Programs were developed in the community, using a collaborative approach with community partners. The development process, challenges, and the lessons learned are described. This experience may be of interest to the scientific community as there is little information currently available about community-based development of brief interventions with local validity in cultures outside the West. METHODS: The academic-community collaborative team each brought strengths to the development process and determined the targets for intervention (parent-child relationships). Information from expert advisors and stakeholder discussion groups was collected and utilized to define the sources of stress in parent-child relationships. RESULTS: Themes emerged from the literature and discussion groups that guided the content of the intervention. Projects emphasized features that were appropriate for this cultural group and promoted potential for sustainability, so that the programs might eventually be implemented at a population-wide level. Challenges included ensuring local direction, relevance and acceptability for the intervention content, engaging participants and enhancing motivation to make behavior changes after a brief program, measurement of behavior changes, and developing an equal partner relationship between academic and community staff. CONCLUSIONS: This work has public health significance because of the global importance of parent-child relationships as a risk-factor for many outcomes in adulthood, the need to develop interventions with strong evidence of effectiveness to populations outside the West, the potential application of our interventions to universal populations, and characteristics of the interventions that promote dissemination, including minimal additional costs for delivery by community agencies, and high acceptability to participants.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145986
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.209
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.372
PubMed Central ID
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Funding Information:

The studies described in this paper were developed as a part of the project "FAMILY: a Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society," funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. We acknowledge our community collaborators (in alphabetical order), Caritas - Hong Kong, Hong Kong Christian Service, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society and Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, and the participants who contributed to the development of our programs.

References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFabrizio, CSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHirschmann, MRen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-27T09:04:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-27T09:04:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health, 2012, v. 12, article 106en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145986-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This paper describes the development of culturally-appropriate family-based interventions and their relevant measures, to promote family health, happiness and harmony in Hong Kong. Programs were developed in the community, using a collaborative approach with community partners. The development process, challenges, and the lessons learned are described. This experience may be of interest to the scientific community as there is little information currently available about community-based development of brief interventions with local validity in cultures outside the West. METHODS: The academic-community collaborative team each brought strengths to the development process and determined the targets for intervention (parent-child relationships). Information from expert advisors and stakeholder discussion groups was collected and utilized to define the sources of stress in parent-child relationships. RESULTS: Themes emerged from the literature and discussion groups that guided the content of the intervention. Projects emphasized features that were appropriate for this cultural group and promoted potential for sustainability, so that the programs might eventually be implemented at a population-wide level. Challenges included ensuring local direction, relevance and acceptability for the intervention content, engaging participants and enhancing motivation to make behavior changes after a brief program, measurement of behavior changes, and developing an equal partner relationship between academic and community staff. CONCLUSIONS: This work has public health significance because of the global importance of parent-child relationships as a risk-factor for many outcomes in adulthood, the need to develop interventions with strong evidence of effectiveness to populations outside the West, the potential application of our interventions to universal populations, and characteristics of the interventions that promote dissemination, including minimal additional costs for delivery by community agencies, and high acceptability to participants.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Public Healthen_HK
dc.rightsBMC Public Health. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshCommunity Networks-
dc.subject.meshFamily-
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion - organization and administration-
dc.subject.meshParent-Child Relations-
dc.subject.meshProgram Development-
dc.titleDeveloping community-based preventive interventions in Hong Kong: a description of the first phase of the family projecten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFabrizio, CS: fabrizio@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHirschmann, MR: mhirsch@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, T=rp00326en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-12-106en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid22309796-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3297497-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84856577771en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros199113en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-84856577771&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume12en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1, article 106en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000301528400001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLam, T=7202522876en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHirschmann, MR=55080883400en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFabrizio, CS=55080979900en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridStewart, SM=55080898600en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike10331747-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats