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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

A short wind story (English and Kriol language version) (2006)

Author

Asthma Foundation Northern Territory

Publisher

Asthma Foundation Northern Territory

City

Darwin

Type

Audiovisual

 

Description

The Short wind story DVD uses animation to present the story of an Indigenous teenage boy who suffers from asthma (short wind). He is in conversation with a friend who is unaware of the teenager's illness. The DVD through the story provides information on what asthma is, the triggers for an attack (passive smoking, camp fire, physical activity), the use of medication to manage the asthma and how it is important for families and friends to know how to give treatment if a person is not well enough to do it themselves.

The DVD is entertaining and the asthma messages are clear and easy to understand.

The DVD is available in English and Kriol.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

The resource could be used by health workers in a range of settings, for example, schools, communities or home visits as an asthma educational tool. It is appropriate for all age groups. It is ideal for asthma sufferers but also for family, friends, carers and other community members as the messages are also about recognising asthma in others and the help that can be given.

Contact details

Asthma Foundation NT
PO Box 39962
Winnellie NT 0821
Ph: (08) 8981 6066
Fax: (08) 89819066
Email: asthmant@asthmant.org.au

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Last updated: 18 November 2014
 
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