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Community collaboration to increase foreign-born women´s participation in a cervical cancer screening program in Sweden: a quality improvement project

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, August 2014
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Title
Community collaboration to increase foreign-born women´s participation in a cervical cancer screening program in Sweden: a quality improvement project
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12939-014-0062-x
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Authors

Erik Olsson, Malena Lau, Svante Lifvergren, Alexander Chakhunashvili

Abstract

IntroductionThe prevailing inequities in healthcare have been well addressed in previous research, especially screening program participation, but less attention has been paid to how to overcome these inequities. This paper explores a key factor of a successful improvement project: collaboration with local doulas to raise cervical cancer screening participation by more than 40 percent in an area with a large number of foreign-born residents.MethodsData was collected through two focus group discussions with the doulas in order to design interventions and debrief after interventions had been carried out in the community. Various tools were used to analyze the verbal data and monitor the progress of the project.ResultsThree major themes emerged from the focus group discussions: barriers that prevent women from participating in the cervical cancer screening program, interventions to increase participation, and the role of the doulas in the interventions.ConclusionsThis paper suggests that several barriers make participation in cervical cancer screening program more difficult for foreign-born women in Sweden. Specifically, these barriers include lack of knowledge concerning cancer and the importance of preventive healthcare services and practical obstacles such as unavailable child care and language skills. The overarching approach to surmount these barriers was to engage persons with a shared cultural background and mother tongue as the target audience to verbally communicate information. The doulas who helped to identify barriers and plan and execute interventions gained increased confidence and a sense of pride in assisting to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and users.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ghana 1 1%
Unknown 81 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 21 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 20%
Social Sciences 8 10%
Psychology 6 7%
Philosophy 1 1%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 25 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 September 2014.
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#13,917,976
of 22,760,687 outputs
Outputs from International Journal for Equity in Health
#1,385
of 1,892 outputs
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#115,469
of 230,541 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal for Equity in Health
#12
of 19 outputs
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