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Views of Indian Migrants on Adaptation of Child Oral Health Leaflets: A Qualitative Study

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School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
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Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
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Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
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Oral Health Services, Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Dental Hospital, NSW Health, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
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Sydney Dental School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
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School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
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Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada
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Received: 26 November 2020 / Revised: 22 December 2020 / Accepted: 30 December 2020 / Published: 7 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Health Promotion in Paediatric Population)
The aim of this study was to gain insight on the views of Hindi-speaking mothers on readily available English language oral health education materials and to evaluate the acceptability of Hindi language adapted versions of these materials. This qualitative study is nested within an ongoing multi-centre birth cohort study in Greater Western Sydney, Australia. Following purposive selection of Hindi-speaking mothers (n = 19), a semi-structured interview was conducted. Two English leaflets were mailed to participants prior to the interview. The simplified English and translated Hindi versions of the leaflets were provided at the interview, and the participants were asked to compare and evaluate all three versions. Interviews were audio recorded, and thematic analysis was used to analyse data from interview transcripts. A majority of the participants reported a certain degree of difficulty in reading and comprehending oral health messages in Hindi. Although Hindi translations were accurate, mothers preferred the simplified English as opposed to the Hindi version. Visual illustrations and a simple layout facilitated the understanding of oral health messages. Developers of oral health education leaflets should thoroughly research their prospective user groups, particularly migrant populations, and identify the need for simplified or translated oral health education leaflets. View Full-Text
Keywords: culturally and linguistically diverse; Indian; Hindi; oral health; migrants; Australia culturally and linguistically diverse; Indian; Hindi; oral health; migrants; Australia
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Arora, A.; Maharaj, R.; Naidu, S.; Chimoriya, R.; Bhole, S.; Nash, S.; Jones, C. Views of Indian Migrants on Adaptation of Child Oral Health Leaflets: A Qualitative Study. Children 2021, 8, 28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children8010028

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Arora A, Maharaj R, Naidu S, Chimoriya R, Bhole S, Nash S, Jones C. Views of Indian Migrants on Adaptation of Child Oral Health Leaflets: A Qualitative Study. Children. 2021; 8(1):28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children8010028

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Arora, Amit, Roneel Maharaj, Seemagni Naidu, Ritesh Chimoriya, Sameer Bhole, Simone Nash, and Charlotte Jones. 2021. "Views of Indian Migrants on Adaptation of Child Oral Health Leaflets: A Qualitative Study" Children 8, no. 1: 28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children8010028

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