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Attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and health in Rarotongan adolescents

12 months
Approved budget:
Mrs Mayor Pokino
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Masters Scholarship
Lay summary
This study is an evaluation of a specific aspect of the post-development phase of the Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project in the Cook Islands, a multi-sectoral empowerment-based project utilising a transformative learning model. It is a collaboration between the Liggins Institute, Cook Islands Ministry of Health and Cook Islands Ministry of Education. The aim is to explore associations between metabolic health markers recorded pre-intervention, and pre- and immediate post intervention attitudes, knowledge and behaviours among Rarotongan youth exposed to youth empowerment programs within the Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project.