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'No more runny ears and mop-up' - evaluation of a comprehensive case management support program for prevention of hearing loss associated with otitis media with perforation in Indigenous children 0 to 5 years of age (a randomised controlled trial).

 

Overview

No more runny ears and mop-up, previously known as Close the perf, is a project that aims to reduce the prevalence of acute otitis media with perforation (AOMwiP) and associated hearing loss in children 0 to 5 years of age. Interventions for the prevention of AOMwiP includes regular review (well child checks), immunisation, vaccines, hygiene interventions, early diagnosis and appropriate case management of acute otitis media (including advice on hygiene strategies, communication and minimisation of the impact of hearing loss).

Objectives of this project are:

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Contacts

Child Health Division
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casurina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: earinfonet@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 14 January 2013
 
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