Evaluation of a hepatitis B educational ESL curriculum for Chinese immigrants.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Canadian journal of public health. Revue canadienne de santé publique, Volume 100, Issue 6, p.463-6 (2009)


2009, Adult, Center-Authored Paper, China, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Curriculum, Emigrants and Immigrants, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Hepatitis B, Humans, Language, Male, Program Evaluation, Public Health Sciences Division, Shared Resources, United States


According to recent census data, 1,216,600 Canadians are of Chinese descent, and over 80% of Chinese Canadians are foreign born. Approximately 10% of Chinese immigrants are chronic carriers of hepatitis B, compared with less than 0.5% of the general population. English as a second language (ESL) classes provide ready access for individuals with limited English proficiency who are not reached by English language health education materials and media campaigns. We conducted a group-randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a hepatitis B ESL educational curriculum for Chinese immigrants.