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Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme

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Title

Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme

Other title

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

Creator

Ninti One Limited

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report NR002

Date

2017

Description

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).

Table of contents

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

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Ninti One Limited

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

Report NR002

Format

iv, 38 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

ISBN

9781741582796

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Related links

www.nintione.com.au

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/283987

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/410287

Page content

Ninti One Research Report NR002 iv Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme Ninti One Limited Report for Indigenous Eye Health University of Melbourne Executive summary 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. Ninti One received approval from the Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee (CAHREC) for this project. 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. It was also agreed the research team would conduct an average of 25 individual surveys and two focus group sessions in each of the six target communities. The research was designed to focus on the following themes: 1. the level of awareness of THPP messages 2. the means by which awareness has been achieved 3. the actions that people have taken as a result of their awareness. Using these themes, a series of questions were designed for the Ninti One research team to utilise in conducting surveys and focus groups in each community. A team of Ninti One researchers consisting of a Senior Aboriginal Research Officer and Aboriginal Community Researchers visited each of these communities. The initial visit introduced the project and allowed the team to identify local assistance and to ensure that local people were comfortable with the process. The same team conducted face-to-face interviews and focus groups on subsequent visits. The interviews and focus groups were conducted in Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara or English, depending on the preference of the participant. In total the researchers conducted 182 individual surveys and 10 focus groups across the six communities. It is not possible to do justice to the insights and trends highlighted by this project in this summary. They can be read in detail in the data analysis section and in the conclusion. The key points of note include the following: The level of engagement of community members with the THPP is high, this being reflected in the level of recognition and responses, ideas and suggestions that community members provided. Recognition of Milpa varied to some degree across the communities, but there is a high level of recognition of the messages being promoted by THPP among the people who participated in the research.


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