Individual Study / Shen et al.; J Viral Hepat; 2020

A crowdsourced intervention to decrease hepatitis B stigma in men who have sex with men in China: A cohort study

A crowdsourced intervention to decrease hepatitis B stigma in men who have sex with men in China: A cohort study

Initiatives -
The aimed to study the effect of a crowdsourced intervention on promoting hepatitis B and C testing among MSM in China. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2018
Funding
Global Health Pathway and Mentors in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Grant Number: 100011912 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Grant Number: 100000862

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Shen K, Yang NS, Huang W, et al. A crowdsourced intervention to decrease hepatitis B stigma in men who have sex with men in China: A cohort study. J Viral Hepat. 2020;27(2):135‐142. doi:10.1111/jvh.13213

PUBMED 31571341

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
470

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

We extracted data from a randomized controlled trial conducted in May 2018, where the intervention consisted of crowdsourced images and videos to promote viral hepatitis testing and reduce HBV stigma. HBV stigma was assessed using a 20-item scale at baseline and four weeks post-enrolment. Participants were divided into three groups based on their exposure to intervention: full exposure, partial exposure and no exposure. Linear regression was used to determine associations between baseline stigma and participant characteristics. Data from 470 MSM were analysed.
Selection Criteria
Gender
men
Minimum age
16
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • China
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
470
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
The intervention consisted of crowdsourced images and videos to promote viral hepatitis testing and reduce HBV stigma. HBV stigma was assessed using a 20-item scale at baseline and four weeks post-enrolment.
Start Date
2018-05
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone apps