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Lessons learned from developing a Samoan health education video on pelvic organ prolapse

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Boodoosingh R, Lima U, Fulu-Aiolupotea SM, Dembinsky M & Hagen S (2022) Lessons learned from developing a Samoan health education video on pelvic organ prolapse. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1080/17453054.2022.2043736

Abstract
Pelvic organ prolapse affects an estimated 40% of parous women in developed countries, but there is no prevalence data in Samoa. The impacts of pelvic organ prolapse include urinary incontinence and bowel incontinence, with many women being asymptomatic. Samoan women have high prevalence of risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse, such as obesity and parity. There are non-surgical and surgical interventions for pelvic organ prolapse. Limited sexual and reproductive health education in Samoa hinders women’s knowledge of the pelvic organs and what is considered normal. This short report describes the process of developing and producing an educational video on pelvic organ prolapse in Samoan and English and the lessons learned from the process.

Keywords
Education; pelvic organ prolapse; Samoa; sexual and reproductive health; video

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Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

StatusIn Press
FundersUK Research and Innovation
Publication date online31/03/2022
Date accepted by journal15/02/2022
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34152
ISSN1745-3054
eISSN1745-3062

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Dr Melanie Dembinsky
Dr Melanie Dembinsky

Research Fellow, Health Sciences Stirling