Using village theatre to increase knowledge about eclampsia in Bangladesh

K. A. Islam, S. A. Sacchu, R. Sandani, Colin H W Bullough, N. Siraj, P. Dimmock, R. B. Johanson

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    Abstract

    Objective: To assess the impact of a theatre based educational initiative on the knowledge and attitudes to eclampsia and its treatment in a rural Bangladeshi village.

    Methods: An established theatre company, Theatre Centre for Social Development, performed scenarios regarding eclamptic pregnant women to a diverse audience of village observers. Before the performance 15 men and 15 women were randomly selected from the audience and asked a series of questions regarding eclampsia. After the performance the series of questions were repeated to the sane people.

    Results: The plays were enthusiastically received by the villagers. The level of knowledge of the villagers interviewed increased significantly after seeing the two plays.

    Conclusion: The intervention successfully raised both the awareness of eclampsia and the level of knowledge of effective treatments for eclampsia. Village theatre has shown the potential to be a very effective tool in Bangladeshi rural society.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)199-204
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Volume27
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • maternal mortality
    • eclampsia
    • community theatre education
    • MATERNAL MORTALITY

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    Islam, K. A., Sacchu, S. A., Sandani, R., Bullough, C. H. W., Siraj, N., Dimmock, P., & Johanson, R. B. (2001). Using village theatre to increase knowledge about eclampsia in Bangladesh. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 27(4), 199-204.

    Using village theatre to increase knowledge about eclampsia in Bangladesh. / Islam, K. A.; Sacchu, S. A.; Sandani, R.; Bullough, Colin H W; Siraj, N.; Dimmock, P.; Johanson, R. B.

    In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2001, p. 199-204.

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    Islam, KA, Sacchu, SA, Sandani, R, Bullough, CHW, Siraj, N, Dimmock, P & Johanson, RB 2001, 'Using village theatre to increase knowledge about eclampsia in Bangladesh' Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 199-204.
    Islam KA, Sacchu SA, Sandani R, Bullough CHW, Siraj N, Dimmock P et al. Using village theatre to increase knowledge about eclampsia in Bangladesh. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2001;27(4):199-204.
    Islam, K. A. ; Sacchu, S. A. ; Sandani, R. ; Bullough, Colin H W ; Siraj, N. ; Dimmock, P. ; Johanson, R. B. / Using village theatre to increase knowledge about eclampsia in Bangladesh. In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2001 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 199-204.
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