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Using research: Educational resources for rheumatic heart disease in women
journal contributionposted on 2021-04-06, 03:09 authored by Geraldine VaughanGeraldine Vaughan, Suzanne Belton, Sophie La Vincente, Linda Bootle, Elizabeth A Sullivan
A study of Aboriginal women's journeys with Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in Australia found that women and their families rarely had a deep understanding of the cause or implications of their disease. Despite contact with health staff, often since childhood, participants lacked understanding of the severity of their illness and its implications for childbearing. Several information/educational initiatives were developed to improve health literacy and have informed other strategies.
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External Author AffiliationsUniversity of Technology Sydney; Reach, Switzerland; Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin; Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMHIS)
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)WomenChildbearingEvidence-based educational resourcesPregnancyAustralasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS)Aboriginal health practitionersAboriginal womenHealth literacyCardiovascular System & HematologyCardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)Obstetrics and GynaecologyAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health