Child Health Nurs Res.  2019 Oct;25(4):406-416. 10.4094/chnr.2019.25.4.406.

Evaluation of a Community-based Child (Infants and Toddlers) Health Promotion Pilot Project in a Migrant Village in Kyrgyzstan

Affiliations
  • 1Professor, College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Chodang University, Muan, Korea.
  • 3Professor, Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. lsj1109@cau.ac.kr
  • 4Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Honam University, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
Children in migrant villages in Kyrgyzstan have a high incidence of anemia and need effective health promotion programs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a pilot study of a health promotion project for infants and toddlers based on community participation.
METHODS
This was a retrospective study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the project. The project was carried out by nurses at a public health center, community health workers, and local residents in a migrant village. After the operational system of the project was established, health assessments, child-care education, provision of vouchers for iron supplements, and activities to improve residents' awareness were conducted during 6 months among 100 children, of whom 85 were finally analyzed.
RESULTS
In international health projects, close cooperation of the project team with community residents and health workers is important. Access to the community-based program was feasible in the socially and economically poor migrant village, and improvements were shown in children's anemia and awareness of health care.
CONCLUSION
By focusing on the effective aspects of this preliminary project, plans to utilize community health workers and promotion strategies can be added to the main project to improve health promotion among children in this area.

Keyword

Health promotion; Child health; Program evaluation; Community-based participatory research

MeSH Terms

Anemia
Child Health
Child*
Community Health Centers
Community Health Workers
Community-Based Participatory Research
Consumer Participation
Delivery of Health Care
Education
Health Promotion*
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Iron
Kyrgyzstan*
Pilot Projects*
Program Evaluation
Public Health
Retrospective Studies
Transients and Migrants*
Iron
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