|Document ID (ISN)||75114|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gathering data on culture and health to develop educational materials on zoonoses for subsistence dairy farmers in Costa Rica
||1999, Vol.6, No.1, p.33-41. 9 ref.
||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.
||Costa Rica; zoonoses; training material; dairy farming; agriculture
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases