Development of culturally appropriate educational tools for Australian and worldwide audience to increase community awareness of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection
Hypotheses: Multimedia resources contribute to better awareness of risk factors for melioidosis among patients and the community in order to prevent infection, increase early detection, and improve patient outcomes.
- Develop culturally appropriate video and print information to increase awareness of risk factors, such as Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), associated with melioidosis in consultation with the international communities involved.
- Develop animations of the immune system, the immune system in T2D, and how people become infected with Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bps) aimed at the general public, with voice overs and subtitles.
- Develop an interview protocol. Interview clinicians, patients and researchers regarding Bps. Develop a subtitled filmed video of compiled interviews reiterating the message of the animation with people speaking in their native language.
- Develop print information in the form of a poster or leaflet written in plain language that is accompanied by visual aids or graphics, produced in a format that allows for translation into other written languages.
- Involve local and international communities in the development of all patient education media to ensure they are culturally appropriate and translatable across languages and countries.
- Distribute videos and print information as prototype patient education tools online in a downloadable format for worldwide use.
Survey community groups before and after exposure to the multimedia resources in order to gauge their efficacy, as well as gain feedback for alterations.