A practical intervention to address ear and lung disease in aboriginal primary school children of central Australia.
Australian Aboriginal populations have an extremely high prevalence of lung disease and ear disease.
In addition to an improvement in socio-economic conditions, implementation of strategies to address the problem, within the limitations of present conditions, is needed.
A 5 month trial was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a school-based intervention programme involving nose blowing, deep breathing and coughing combined with exercise performed daily.
This was a community-based trial, designed to give priority to cultural and ethical considerations, to be non-intrusive and to utilize local skills and resources.
Results of the trial showed that signs of upper and lower respiratory tract disease and pulmonary function measurements were statistically significantly improved.
Mots-clés Pascal : Aborigène, Ethnie, Australie, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Enfant, Ecole primaire, Milieu scolaire, Education sanitaire, Etude statistique, Oreille pathologie, Oreille moyenne pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, ORL pathologie, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Aboriginal, Ethnic group, Australia, Prevention, Sanitary program, Child, Primary school, School environment, Health education, Statistical study, Ear disease, Middle ear disease, Respiratory disease, ENT disease, Oceania, Human
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Cote : 94-0313962
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.