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CaLD Sexual Health Resources review

 
Date: 2021 - 2022

Funding details: This research is supported by funding from the Western Australian Department of Health.

Project status: Complete.

Ethics approval: Complete. Approved by the Curtin Human Research Ethics Committee (HRE2021-0574)

Project team: Corie Gray (Curtin University), Dr Roanna Lobo (Curtin University), Dr Gemma Crawford (Curtin University) and Dr Daniel Vujcich (Curtin University).

Project overview and aims: The WA Health, Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Program (WA SHBBVP) is developing resources to communicate sexual health information to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds. These resources will be housed on the Department of Health website, covering 8 sexual health and blood borne virus topics, and will provide information on: symptoms, preventing infection, testing methods and treatment options, risks of untreated infections and locations of testing services.

The purpose of this research is to pre-test draft resources with the target audience (CaLD consumers), to improve resources prior to distribution. This will be done through focus groups (n=6-10) with the target audience (up to a maximum of 75 participants). Feedback will be collated on the clarity of message, the readability of resources, and the appropriateness of design and information. The project is supported by an Advisory Group led by WA SHBBVP, involving experts working in organisations to address sexual health among people from CaLD backgrounds. The following organisations are represented: Health Consumer Council of WA, Humanitarian Entrant Health Service, Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Services, and the Office of Multicultural Interests.