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Assessing, Developing and Piloting Information Support Tools to Increase Knowledge of, Satisfaction with and Awareness of Cancer and Cancer Screening and Treatment among the Muslim Communities

Ismail, Mubarak and Gumber, Anil and Collins, Karen (2015): Assessing, Developing and Piloting Information Support Tools to Increase Knowledge of, Satisfaction with and Awareness of Cancer and Cancer Screening and Treatment among the Muslim Communities.

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to identify knowledge gaps in cancer awareness, its risks and treatment in Muslim ethnic minority community originating from three broad ethnic and linguistic regions of the world a. South Asians-Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian Gujarati, Afghanis, b. Arabic speaking communities, and c. the Somali community.

The objectives were: a) to develop effective health promotion materials on cancer after mapping their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices to cancer and its treatment services (based on the focus groups discussions conducted in Manchester as well as from existing evidence / specific literature on the theme for Muslim communities); (b) to pilot health promotion educational materials for cancer screening/treatment/support within Muslim communities.

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