HPC to conduct research survey on Non-Communicable Diseases
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Ministry of Health through the Health Promotion Centre will be carrying out a research on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Non-Communicable Diseases of the people of Brunei from December 6, 2014 until January 17, 2015.
The ministry expects that those selected in the interviews will offer their cooperation to the researchers to together make this research a success.
HPC in a statement said the research is aimed to assess the effectiveness of the measures taken to control tobacco consumption and the media campaign to fight non-communicable diseases recently held in Brunei to promote a healthier lifestyle. “This research work will be carried out by 24 accredited research assistants and officers from the ministry,” the statement read.
“Each of them will display their personal identification pass along with a permission letter from the ministry that permits them to carry out the research while heading over to selected houses.”
The research will be carried out in all the Sultanate’s four districts where it involves interviewing selected house dwellers outside of office hours, in the weekends and on public holidays.
The target variable of this research will be Brunei residents aged 15 and above. Meanwhile HPC stated that a training a training workshop will also be offered to the research assistants from now until November 29 to fulfil the needs and effectiveness of this research.
“Launched by Head of HPC Dr Hjh Norhayati Hj Md Kassim, this workshop is to ensure the research assistants are aware of what they should research on and how to collect the information,” the statement said. “They are also taught to make use of electronic data collection devices to make tasks of extracting information much easier.” HPC said the information acquired in this research can help the ministry to further improve its programmes and campaigns to realise the Ministry of Health’s vision “Towards a Healthy Population 2035”.
The Brunei Times