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.

Project Aims:

  1. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.

  • Shalisa Maisrikrod

    James Cook University

  • Dr Josh Hanson

  • James Cook University

  • 2018-2019

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