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Development of an interactive multimedia health informatics CD-ROM for aboriginal health workers. Case study: Tuberculosis (TB)

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 35 Issue 6 (Oct 2011)

Abstract: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers are key providers of primary health services to Aboriginal communities, especially in remote and rural areas. Their roles often involve them being overloaded with competing demands. Despite all of this there has been limited attention given to the maintenance and ongoing enhancement of their skills and knowledge following the completion of formal training. A culturally appropriate interactive multimedia self-paced health program as a mechanism to improve the accessibility and the use of scientific data and information for health purposes was proposed as a basic method for better supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care workers in their practice locations. This study involved four phases: program needs assessment, identification of the key factors that should be considered in developing the CD-Rom, model development, and formative evaluation for the model. This paper is a case description for the third phase of the study: the development of a culturally appropriate interactive multimedia health informatics CD-Rom for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.

To cite this article: El Sayed, Faeka; Soar, Jeffrey and Wang, Zoe. Development of an interactive multimedia health informatics CD-ROM for aboriginal health workers. Case study: Tuberculosis (TB) [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 6, Oct 2011: 17-26. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=025237285288613;res=IELFSC> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 10 Dec 16].

Personal Author: El Sayed, Faeka; Soar, Jeffrey; Wang, Zoe; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 6, Oct 2011: 17-26 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Primary health care; Risk assessment; Interactive multimedia; Tuberculosis--Diagnosis; Tuberculosis--Treatment; Affiliation: (1) Department of Information System, Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
(2) Department of Information System, Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
(3) School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane

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