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Author Strobach, Tilo ♦ Zaumseil, Manfred
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Micro-credit System ♦ Different Duration ♦ Micro-credit Group ♦ Financial System ♦ Community-based Method ♦ Regular Meeting ♦ Health Promotion International ♦ Short Period ♦ Rural Area ♦ Rural Mc Participant ♦ Different Theoretical Conclusion ♦ Key Word ♦ Systematic Increase ♦ Poor Woman ♦ Health-related Knowledge ♦ Positive Relationship ♦ Present Research ♦ Health Knowledge ♦ Micro-credit Programme ♦ Economic Need ♦ Significant Increase ♦ Signifi-cant Roll ♦ Health Knowledge Promotion ♦ Three-factorial Design ♦ Urban Area ♦ Various Problem ♦ Urban Group
Description In Bangladesh. Health Promot Int
A Micro-credit system (MCS) is a financial system to support the economic needs of the poor. It is thought of as a community-based method to solve various problems, including the lack of health-related knowledge. Participants are organized in groups that assemble in regular meetings. Hadi (Hadi in Health Promotion International 16, 219–227, 2001) investigated the MCS as a method to solve the lack of health-related knowledge among the poor in Bangladesh. His result among rural MCS participants shows a positive relationship between the duration of mem-bership in a micro-credit group and health knowledge. Further, more knowledge was ascertained among partici-pants than among non-participants. The present research investigated the effectiveness of the MCS in increasing health-related knowledge. Comparisons were made between rural and urban groups on the basis of three different durations of membership and the influence of TV. This three-factorial design shows a significant increase in knowl-edge in a very short period in rural areas, whereas in urban areas, no systematic increase was found. TV plays a signifi-cant roll in increasing knowledge. Different theoretical conclusions are discussed on the basis of the results. Key words: health knowledge promotion; Bangladesh; micro-credit programme; rural and urban areas
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Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article