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Development of an educational cartoon to prevent worm infections in chinese schoolchildren

Bieri, Franziska A; Yuan, Li-Ping; Li, Yue-Sheng; He, Yong-Kang; Bedford, Andrew; Li, Robert S; Guo, Feng-Ying; Li, Sheng-Ming; Williams, Gail; McManus, Donald P; Raso, Giovanna; Gray, Darren

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Background: With more than two billion people infected worldwide, soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are the most widespread infections. To date, STH control efforts rely predominantly on recurrent mass drug administration (MDA), which does not prevent reinfection. Additional public health measures including novel health educational tools are required for more sustained integrated control of STH. We describe the development of an educational cartoon video (The Magic Glasses) targeting STH...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBieri, Franziska A
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Li-Ping
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yue-Sheng
dc.contributor.authorHe, Yong-Kang
dc.contributor.authorBedford, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorLi, Robert S
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Feng-Ying
dc.contributor.authorLi, Sheng-Ming
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Gail
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Donald P
dc.contributor.authorRaso, Giovanna
dc.contributor.authorGray, Darren
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-29T22:57:02Z
dc.date.available2018-11-29T22:57:02Z
dc.identifier.issn2049-9957
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/153712
dc.description.abstractBackground: With more than two billion people infected worldwide, soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are the most widespread infections. To date, STH control efforts rely predominantly on recurrent mass drug administration (MDA), which does not prevent reinfection. Additional public health measures including novel health educational tools are required for more sustained integrated control of STH. We describe the development of an educational cartoon video (The Magic Glasses) targeting STH infections in Chinese schoolchildren and its pilot testing in China. We applied an extensive community-based mixed methods approach involving input from the target group of 9–10 year old schoolchildren and key informants, such as teachers, doctors and parents, in order to identify potential STH infection risks in the study area and to formulate key messages for the cartoon. The development of the educational cartoon included three major steps: formative research, production, and pilot testing and revision. Results: We found that most adults and approximately 50% of the schoolchildren were aware of roundworm (Ascaris) infection, but knowledge of transmission, prevention and treatment of STH was poor. Observations in the study area showed that unhygienic food practices, such as eating raw and unwashed fruit or playing in vegetable gardens previously fertilised with human faeces, posed major STH infection risks. Conclusions: It was crucial to assess the intellectual, emotional, social and cultural background of the target population prior to video production in order to integrate the key messages of the cartoon into everyday situations. Overall, our strategy for the development of the cartoon and its incorporation into a health education package proved successful, and we provide a summary of recommendations for the development of future educational videos based on our experiences in China.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.sourceInfectious Diseases of Poverty
dc.subjectKeywords: art; article; brainstorming; disease transmission; health care survey; health education; helminthiasis; human; infection control; infection prevention; infection risk; interview; priority journal; questionnaire; reinfection; risk factor; treatment respons Development of educational cartoon; Formative research; Health promotion; Integrated control; Neglected tropical diseases; Pilot testing; Soil-transmitted helminths; Sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminths; Video-based health education package
dc.titleDevelopment of an educational cartoon to prevent worm infections in chinese schoolchildren
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB14719
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBieri, Franziska A, Queensland Institute of Medical Research,
local.contributor.affiliationYuan, Li-Ping, Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases
local.contributor.affiliationLi, Yue-Sheng, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
local.contributor.affiliationHe, Yong-Kang, Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases
local.contributor.affiliationBedford, Andrew, Andrew Bedford Creative Services
local.contributor.affiliationLi, Robert S, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationGuo, Feng-Ying, Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases
local.contributor.affiliationLi, Sheng-Ming, Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases
local.contributor.affiliationWilliams, Gail, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationMcManus, Donald P, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
local.contributor.affiliationRaso, Giovanna, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
local.contributor.affiliationGray, Darren, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage9
local.identifier.doi10.1186/2049-9957-2-29
dc.date.updated2018-11-29T08:15:10Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84905372222
local.identifier.thomsonID000343700000029
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