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Article: Development and evaluation of a culturally sensitive support group programme for Chinese-Australian women with breast cancer: A pilot study

TitleDevelopment and evaluation of a culturally sensitive support group programme for Chinese-Australian women with breast cancer: A pilot study
Authors
KeywordsBreast cancer
Chinese women
Support groups
Issue Date2011
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ECC
Citation
European Journal of Cancer Care, 2011, v. 20 n. 6, p. 795-802 How to Cite?
AbstractCancer support groups are an important vehicle for providing informational and psychosocial support to cancer survivors. Studies suggest that people from minority cultures are underrepresented in cancer support groups. The aims of this study were to report the development and evaluation of a culturally sensitive support group programme for Chinese-Australian women with breast cancer and to evaluate the informational and psychosocial impact of the programme. In collaboration with a Chinese cancer support organisation, 29 women were enrolled in the programme which was evaluated by a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The results indicated that the programme was well received by the participants who suggested that the content was useful and relevant. In addition, the findings indicated that the programme, designed to be culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate, was effective in providing informational support and psychosocial support for the participants. A methodology for giving breast cancer survivors a sense of interconnectedness and thus minimising their feelings of isolation and helplessness, were also among the chief outcomes of this study. The study provided some insight into the development of supportive cancer survivorship care for women being treated for breast cancer in the Australian-Chinese community. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/237352
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.794
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.819

 

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dc.contributor.authorKwok, C-
dc.contributor.authorHo, MM-
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-03T08:09:10Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-03T08:09:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Cancer Care, 2011, v. 20 n. 6, p. 795-802-
dc.identifier.issn0961-5423-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/237352-
dc.description.abstractCancer support groups are an important vehicle for providing informational and psychosocial support to cancer survivors. Studies suggest that people from minority cultures are underrepresented in cancer support groups. The aims of this study were to report the development and evaluation of a culturally sensitive support group programme for Chinese-Australian women with breast cancer and to evaluate the informational and psychosocial impact of the programme. In collaboration with a Chinese cancer support organisation, 29 women were enrolled in the programme which was evaluated by a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The results indicated that the programme was well received by the participants who suggested that the content was useful and relevant. In addition, the findings indicated that the programme, designed to be culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate, was effective in providing informational support and psychosocial support for the participants. A methodology for giving breast cancer survivors a sense of interconnectedness and thus minimising their feelings of isolation and helplessness, were also among the chief outcomes of this study. The study provided some insight into the development of supportive cancer survivorship care for women being treated for breast cancer in the Australian-Chinese community. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ECC-
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Cancer Care-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.subjectBreast cancer-
dc.subjectChinese women-
dc.subjectSupport groups-
dc.titleDevelopment and evaluation of a culturally sensitive support group programme for Chinese-Australian women with breast cancer: A pilot study-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHo, MM: mandyho1@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2354.2011.01266.x-
dc.identifier.pmid21771132-
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dc.identifier.volume20-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spage795-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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