Management in Health, Vol 19, No 4 (2015)

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DIFFERENCES IN PRACTICES OF HANDLING ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDES (OPS) AND OPS-RELATED SYMPTOMS BETWEEN INDONESIAN AND SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MIGRANT FARMWORKERS: PRE AND POST EDUCATIONAL

Suratman SURATMAN, Kirstin ROSS, Kateryna BABINA, John William EDWARDS

Abstract


BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the differences of field practices in handling OPs and the prevalence of OPs-related symptoms among Indonesian and South Australian (SA) migrant farmworkers between pre

and post educational intervention.

METHOD: This was a quasi-experimental study. Thirty Indonesian farmworkers at Dukuhlo Village, Brebes Regency, Indonesia, were provided the educational intervention using a method of group communication whereas seven

migrant farmworkers in Virginia, South Australia were provided the educational intervention individually. Data were collected by interview using a structured questionnaire.

RESULTS: Some significantly behavioural improvements (p


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