Review of Impact of Health Education on School Children (HELP)
There is a sever lack in application of health education intervention for Soil Transmitted Disease (STH) in rural communities and in school children among Orang Asli in Pahang in Malaysia, and also there is a lack of information on the effect of different health education aspects on STH control in Malaysia, so the investigators think that introducing such new national educational package and for the first time in Malaysian's school will help children to make some behavior changes specially for the school children aiming to use these children as an educator agents to their families and preschool brothers and sisters, to build a base for this issue and to reduce STH intensity in these rural areas, which in turn will determine the best approach to health education intervention to be applied to other rural areas in Malaysia.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Reviewing the Impact of Health Education Learning Package on Controlling Soil Transmitted Diseases in School Children|
- 1- The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among the Orang Asli children living in the rural areas of Pahang and Selangor will be determined. [ Time Frame: 1-2 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]A randomized, controlled trial (intervention study) will be carried out to investigate the impact of health package in controlling Soil Transmitted Disease (STH) infections among Orang Asli children in rural areas of Pahang and Selangor, Malaysia. After baseline screening for the eligibility of the children, all children will be screened for STH infections.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
stool specimens taken from children
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Health Education Intervention
The World Health Organization established that infections with STH among school¬children cause malnutrition, intellectual retardation and cognitive and educational deficits.
Although school-based intervention specifically the deworming antihelminths drugs programme were introduced into school but still Orang Asli villages in Malaysia having a high intensity and higher prevalence rate for STH, therefore the objective of this article was to review other intervention means mainly the health education intervention into school children and rural community, where most of these studies concluded that health education intervention was successful in increasing knowledge and changing some of practices among people and children which in turn decreases the prevalence and intensity of the STH. Also we think applying such intervention in Malaysia would be a benefit to change knowledge and attitude towards STH, and it will be the first research study to be applied in this field.
|Contact: Hesham M. Al-Mekhlafi, PhDemail@example.com|
|Contact: Rohela b. Mahmud, PhD||79674746-groung ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|National school of Pos Betau|
|Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia|
|Principal Investigator:||Ahmed K. Al-Delaimy, MSc||University of Malaya|