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Culturally Sensitve Maternal Health Promotion Messages

Omoloso, Aisha Imam and Ahmad, Mohd Khairie and Ramli, Romlah (2017) Culturally Sensitve Maternal Health Promotion Messages. International Journal of Communication, 21 (1). pp. 58-73. ISSN 1597-4324

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Identification and understanding of the target audience have significant implications for the production of culturally sensitive and relevant health promotion messages capable of achieving effective outcomes.Yet, despite growing global concern on the utilisation of culture and context- based approaches in addressing health issues, research harnessing the role of the audience in the development of culturally sensitive and relevant maternal health promotion messages is limited in Nigeria.This study explores the lived maternal health promotion experiences of pregnant and post natal women in north central Nigeria.In-depth phenomenological interviews were conducted with 29 perinatal women of diverse ethnicity to understand their maternal health experiences and health promotion concerns.NVivo 11 software was used to manage data.Findings indicate that multiple sources of information utilised by the women could prompt either healthy or harmful practices while messages can be culturally sensitive by targeting relevant opinion leaders and change agents appropriate messages.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audience Segmentation/Identification, Cultural Sensitivity, Maternal Health Promotion, Perinatal Women
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 01:17
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 01:17

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