Journal article

Producing health information in consultation with health workers and the hepatitis B-affected communities is worthwhile

Gabrielle Bennett, Jacqueline Richmond, Alexander J Thompson

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2021

Abstract

Globally, approximately 257 million people are living with chronic hepatitis B. Many people are undiagnosed, have low health literacy and experience barriers to engaging in care. In Australia, there is a lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate resources to support people living with the infection to increase their understanding and build their capacity. This innovative practice paper describes the process of developing a culturally and linguistically appropriate resource using the principles of participatory action research. The hepatitis B story was designed to facilitate discussion between healthcare workers and consumers, and to increase the knowledge and understanding of both. ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

External funding was received from the North West Melbourne Primary Health Network to develop The hepatitis B story. A quality assurance application (QA 033/13) was approved by St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Research Governance Unit, Human Research Ethics Committee. Many thanks to all who have assisted in the development of The hepatitis B story.