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ERIC Number: EJ1142268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Malaria Prevention and Treatment Using Educational Animations: A Case Study in Kakamega County, Kenya
Bello-Bravo, Julia; Namatsi Lutomia, Anne; Madela, Lawrence Mbhekiseni; Pittendrigh, Barry Robert
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v13 n1 p70-86 2017
Despite worldwide efforts to prevent malaria, the disease continues to take its strongest toll in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya is no exception, with millions of cases and thousands of deaths reported annually. This pilot study looks at knowledge on malaria prevention and treatment among peri-urban communities in Western Kenya. Through a study on the use of animated videos as an informal educational tool, we examine baseline knowledge, sources of knowledge, and learning gains on a range of knowledge points on malaria prevention and treatment. The study has three significant findings: 1) participants in this study had relatively high levels of knowledge on malaria before the video intervention, 2) although the trend was an increase of correct answers post-animation viewing for all questions, and in some cases this went to 100% correct answers, the pre-knowledge levels were high enough for most questions that statistical significance was only detected in one question, and 3) we detected a significant correlation between Internet usage and baseline knowledge on malaria among the mostly literate sample population. These findings suggest that in heavily sensitized populations, for a particular topic, educational animations can be used to 'top off' knowledge on a given topic. Findings from this study can guide future malaria prevention and education efforts in Kenya and other developing nations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya
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