YEAR

2021 - 2022

PROJECT STATUS

Complete.

ETHICS APPROVAL

Approved by the Curtin Human Research Ethic Committee (HRE2021-0574)

INVESTIGATORS

Corie Gray (Curtin University), Dr Roanna Lobo (Curtin University), Dr Gemma Crawford (Curtin University), Dr Daniel Vujcich (Curtin University).

BRIEF OVERVIEW

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, cover 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.

FUNDING 

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

PUBLICATIONS

Community of Practice for Action on HIV and Mobility. (2022). Making your Materials Work: A Quick Guide to Developing Culturally Appropriate and Effective HIV Resource Content. Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health, Curtin University.

CONTACT

Daniel Vujcich

Daniel.vujcich@curtin.edu.au