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Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme



Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme

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Report for Indigenous Eye Health, University of Melbourne; Ninti One Research Report NR002


Ninti One Limited


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Ninti One was invited by Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) to conduct an evaluation of the Trachoma Health Promotion Programme (THPP). The project evaluated the work of IEH at the University of Melbourne and its contribution to the goals of the National THPP in six remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia (namely the tristate border region of South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia). The intent of the project was to identify community knowledge and perceptions of the THPP and what impact this knowledge had on the respondents and their actions. The outputs will be used by IEH and others working in this field to continue the work of eliminating trachoma and to improve and develop future activities and initiatives. The research was conducted over six locations – Ali Curung, Finke, Lajamanu, Ntaria, Pukatja (Ernabella) and Warburton – ensuring that a sufficiently large and representative sample of people was reached in each community and overall across the population. - Executive summary; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

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Executive summary -- Introduction -- Monitoring and evaluation strategy -- Research process -- Dara from survey questions -- Data analysis -- Conclusion -- Appendix A-B




Prevention and control; Trachoma; Health and hygiene; Ophthalmology; Eye diseases; Aboriginal Australians

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Ninti One Limited

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Alice Springs


Report NR002


iv, 38 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

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Ninti One Research Report NR002 Ninti One Limited Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme 3 Report for Indigenous Eye Health University of Melbourne 2.3 Ethics approval Ninti One applied for ethics approval to CAHREC for consideration at their meeting on 21 July 2016 and received conditional approval on 10 August 2016. The approval of CAHREC required only one change: At Q 14 the data are not NID - please review your answer to this question. Following our response to satisfy the alteration requested, final approval was granted by CAHREC on 20 September 2016. 2.4 Recruitment of research team The Ninti One research team for this project comprises existing Senior Research Officers Tammy Abbott and Sharon Forrester and Aboriginal Community Researchers Maureen Abbott, Lena Taylor, Elaine Williams, Samantha Cook, Kelly Swan and Robert Hoosan. The project was managed and supported by the Ninti One Project Manager, Laurie Berryman, working in close consultation with the researchers. Figure 3: Maureen Abbott, Aboriginal Community Researcher, conducting a focus group discussion in Lajamanu