7 results for Percival, T

  • Maternal health promotion in Samoa: Views of pregnant mothers

    Fa'alili-Fidow, J; Naseri, V; Cruickshank, TS; McCool, J; Manoa, S; Gentles, D; Percival, T (2016-12)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    Introduction Child health and maternal health are priority areas for Samoa. Good maternal health is critical for the welfare and survival of the household especially for children who rely on their mothers for their basic needs. We aimed to identify positive and effective mechanisms of advice and support that would improve the experiences of pregnancy for mothers, and improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Methods A qualitative approach was used with five focus group discussions with pregnant women (N= 32). All the focus groups were held in five different medical clinics four in Upolu and one in Savai’i. Interviews were transcribed and translated from Samoan to English and accompanying notes taken. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. Key themes which emerged provided categories which assisted in sorting of more comments to provide understanding and context to the participants’ views. Findings Pregnant women cited physical symptoms, a lack of knowledge or understanding of pregnancy, relationship issues, and barriers to accessing health care and stress as the main issues. Travelling long distances by boat and buses for scans and appointments was challenging for most. Waiting times in clinics were long with little information available in Samoan on TV screens or pamphlets. Many women felt they couldn’t ask questions of the midwives/doctors and often the most prominent issues for women were in relation to relationships and mental wellbeing. Conclusions A lack of funding and transportation were identified as barriers to implementing a sustainable programme to help pregnant women. Clinics should be set up closer to where their clients live so as to minimise travel. The wait times in clinics could be utilised to have pregnancy information displayed via videos along with pamphlets with the proviso they be in plain Samoan.

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  • Health of Pacific Islanders: achievements and challenges.

    McCool, Judith; Woodward, A; Percival, T (2011)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    The idea of a special issue on Pacific Island Health came from the 2009 APACPH conference in Taipei, Taiwan. We decided it was high time for an issue of the journal to reflect on the special challenges in the Pacific, and to showcase research that is underway. To obtain articles for this issue, we advertised widely within the APAPCH institutions, and made use also of Pacific and public health networks in the region. We are delighted with the result: a mix of original research articles, viewpoints, and letters that reflect present concerns and look ahead to what may be the future health needs within the region. ....

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  • Conduct Problems Best Practice Report

    Blissett, W; Church, J; Fergusson, D; Lambie, Ian; Langley, J; Percival, T; Poulton, R; Stanley, P; Webster, L; Werry, J (2009)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This is the first of a series of reports prepared by the Advisory Group on Conduct Problems on the prevention, treatment and management of conduct problems in children and young people. For the purposes of this and subsequent reports, conduct problems are defined as follows: Childhood conduct problems include a spectrum of antisocial, aggressive, dishonest, delinquent, defiant and disruptive behaviours. These behaviours may vary from none to severe, and may have the following consequences for the child/young person and those around him/her ??? stress, distress and concern to adult caregivers and authority figures; threats to the physical safety of the young people involved and their peers; disruption of home, school or other environments; and involvement of the criminal justice system. This report provides a background and overview of issues relating to conduct problems and their treatment. The report is presented in four parts.

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  • A New Medical Curriculum for the National University of Samoa: Discussion document

    Ekeroma, Alec; Perez, D; Percival, T; Mola, G; Sopoaga, F; Wilkinson, T (2014)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • From typhoid to tsunamis: Samoan children in a changing world

    Lindsay, Andrew; Percival, T; Woodward, Alistair (2011)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Ko na auala faka-Tokelau ke puipui ai na amio faifakaulugaliki fakamalohi/Tokelau pathways to the prevention of sexual violence

    Hope, LT; Rankine, Jennifer; Percival, T (2010)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This is part of a qualitative research project conducted among seven ethnic communities in Aotearoa ??? Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

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  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Decreases Hospitalised Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children <Two Years In An Area Of High Respiratory Disease Burden

    Trenholme, A; Lennon, Diana; Best, Emma; Stewart, Joanna; Mcbride, C; Byrnes, Catherine; Walker, W; Percival, T; Mason, H; Vogel, Alison (2011-11-16)

    Conference poster
    The University of Auckland Library

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