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Document ID (ISN)75114
CIS number 00-1158
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Correa-Prisant M.
Title Gathering data on culture and health to develop educational materials on zoonoses for subsistence dairy farmers in Costa Rica
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.6, No.1, p.33-41. 9 ref.
Abstract Socially and culturally sensitive educational materials on the transmission and prevention of zoonoses for subsistence dairy farmers in Costa Rica are being designed based on information gathered through a series of personal interviews. Women were targeted in the study since they make nutritional and health-related decisions for the family and in particular for children. The women in the study were able to actually describe the symptoms of many zoonotic diseases but were not necessarily able to identify those diseases by their medical name or knew of a vernacular name. All women preferred alternative medicine including herbal treatments and homoeopathy for any disease or ailment over western medicine. The radio was identified as the preferred source for health education dissemination for adults while it was story or colouring books for children.
Descriptors (primary) Costa Rica; zoonoses; training material; dairy farming; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) radio communications; health programmes; brucellosis; diarrhoea; induction training; safety and health training; questionnaire survey; evaluation of safety propaganda; women; developing countries; assessment of knowledge; audiovisual training
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
OSH training
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Zoonoses