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School-based health education targeting intestinal worms—further support for integrated control

Bieri, Franziska A.; Li, Yue-Sheng; Yuan, Li-Ping; He, Yong-Kang; Gray, Darren J.; Williams, Gail M.; McManus, Donald P.

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Our report, which describes success in preventing soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in Chinese schoolchildren through the use of a health education package that includes a 12-minute cartoon, ‘‘The Magic Glasses,’’ may thus prove timely. The results from the cluster randomized intervention trial, conducted in 38 rural Chinese schools and involving 1,718 children, showed that the videobased health education package had 50% efficacy in preventing new STH infections after...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBieri, Franziska A.
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yue-Sheng
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Li-Ping
dc.contributor.authorHe, Yong-Kang
dc.contributor.authorGray, Darren J.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Gail M.
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Donald P.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-01T23:40:30Z
dc.date.available2015-11-01T23:40:30Z
dc.identifier.issn1935-2735
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/16194
dc.description.abstractOur report, which describes success in preventing soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in Chinese schoolchildren through the use of a health education package that includes a 12-minute cartoon, ‘‘The Magic Glasses,’’ may thus prove timely. The results from the cluster randomized intervention trial, conducted in 38 rural Chinese schools and involving 1,718 children, showed that the videobased health education package had 50% efficacy in preventing new STH infections after treatment [2]. This study established proof of principle that health education can indeed increase knowledge and change behavior, resulting in fewer intestinal worm infections. However, we have a ways to go before we can show broad application, and we appreciate that these findings will require further validation in other epidemiological and cultural settings.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by UBS Optimus Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland. FAB was a holder of a University of Queensland Research Scholarship, University of Queensland International Research Tuition Award, Australian Scholarships Endeavour Award and Queensland Institute of Medical Research Scholarship. DPM is a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Principal Research Fellow. DJG is an Australian Research Council Fellow (DECRA). YSL is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.
dc.format3 pages
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.rights© 2014 Bieri et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.sourcePLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectanimals
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectcommunicable disease control
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthealth education
dc.subjecthealth knowledge, attitudes, practice
dc.subjecthelminthiasis
dc.subjecthumans
dc.subjectintervention studies
dc.subjectintestinal diseases
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectschools
dc.titleSchool-based health education targeting intestinal worms—further support for integrated control
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume8
dc.date.issued2014-03-13
local.identifier.absfor060000
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB679
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.plos.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBieri, Franziska A, Queensland Institute of Medical Research,, Australia
local.contributor.affiliationLi, Yue-Sheng, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
local.contributor.affiliationYuan, Li-Ping, Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
local.contributor.affiliationHe, Yong-Kang, Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
local.contributor.affiliationGray, Darren, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, CMBE Research School of Population Health, Natl Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationWilliams, Gail, University of Queensland, Australia
local.contributor.affiliationMcManus, Donald P, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
local.identifier.essn1935-2735
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpagee2621
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage3)
local.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pntd.0002621
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T08:42:18Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84897432463
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