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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


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iv, 38 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

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Ninti One Research Report NR002 32 Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme Ninti One Limited Report for Indigenous Eye Health University of Melbourne Appendix A: Participant Information Document This document was provided to each person approached to participate in this project. Participant Information Document Project title: Trachoma Health Promotion Programme Evaluation This is for you to keep Introduction to the project: Ninti One has been asked by the University of Melbourne to look at what people know and remember about the trachoma health program activities which have been run in their community. We will mainly talk to people in small groups, but may also do some one-on-one interviews. Each of these talks may take up to an hour. Participant rights: Being in this project is up to you. You can decide not to answer any questions at any time, you can without any trouble or shame, decide not to take part at all. If you decide to take part in the survey, you can stop at any time without any reason, and you can refuse to answer any of the questions. We will not ask why. We will delete your name and not use any of the information that you give us if you ask us to right up to the final report being drafted. By signing the attached Informed Consent Form, you are giving us the OK to use the information that you give us. Confidentiality: No-one but the nominated researchers will have access to the raw information provided by the participants. We will record what community you live in, your gender and age range and no other identifiable information. We will not record anyones names and we will not collect any information that will be able to easily identify the people who are part of this project. We will not use or publish your name or anything that will allow other people to know who you are from this research. Data Storage: All data and information collected during this research will be stored in hard copy and digital form, in compliance with Ninti Ones policy on safe storage, privacy and raw data management. Hard data will be kept in locked filing cabinets and access to digital data will be password protected. The data and information generated during the research will be destroyed after five (5) years. Ethics Committee Clearance: This research project has been approved by an independent Human Research Ethics Committee (the Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee) whose job it is to protect the rights of everyone who takes part in research.