Opinions from ESL instructors and students about curricula on hepatitis B for use in immigrant communities.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, Volume 23, Issue 3, p.161-6 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Adult, Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Attitude, Canada, China, Curriculum, European Continental Ancestry Group, Expert Testimony, Female, Focus Groups, Health Education, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B Vaccines, Hepatitis B virus, Humans, Language, Liver Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Residence Characteristics, Teaching

Abstract:

Chinese immigrants in Canada have a disproportionately high risk for hepatitis B compared with non-Hispanic Whites. Hepatitis B is the leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma among Asian immigrants to North America. English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes are an effective way of reaching newly immigrated individuals and are a potential channel for delivering health messages.