A community-based sports massage course for Aboriginal health workers

Vindigni, Dein, Parkinson, Lynne, Walker, Bruce, Rivett, Darren A., Blunden, Steve, and Perkins, Janice (2005) A community-based sports massage course for Aboriginal health workers. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 13 (2). pp. 111-115.

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Objective: To pilot a community-based and owned sports massage course for Aboriginal health workers (AHWs).

Design: Descriptive, pilot educational intervention study.

Setting: Rural, Indigenous Australian community.

Subjects: AHWs working in a rural community.

Main outcome measures: Cultural and logistical acceptability of the program to AHWs.

Results: The course was delivered within a culturally acceptable framework with applicability for the evaluation of sports massage skills and knowledge changes in a larger sample.

Conclusion: The sports massage course demonstrated its applicability in this rural Aboriginal community and it has the potential to be adapted and adopted in other similar settings.

Item ID: 13976
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Keywords: Aboriginal health; rural communities; sports medicine
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Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 05:49
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110604 Sports Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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