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Milking their health for all its worth? Improving the health of farming families through facilitated learning

Brumby, Susan, Willder, Stuart and Martin, John 2010, Milking their health for all its worth? Improving the health of farming families through facilitated learning, Extension farming systems journal, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-10.

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Title Milking their health for all its worth? Improving the health of farming families through facilitated learning
Author(s) Brumby, SusanORCID iD for Brumby, Susan orcid.org/0000-0001-6332-3374
Willder, Stuart
Martin, John
Journal name Extension farming systems journal
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 11
Publisher Charles Sturt University, A F B M Network
Place of publication Orange, N.S.W.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1833-203X
1833-2048
Keyword(s) farming
learning
health
dairy
safety
Summary The Victorian Dairy Industry has an annual turnover of $5,125 million and produces over two thirds of the nation’s fresh milk and cheese, but what do we know about the health of the dairy men and women who drive this industry, and how can health professionals and industry assist them to focus on the health of the people involved in the farm business? The Sustainable Dairy Farm Families (SDFF) program undertook research exploring the health, wellbeing and safety of Victorian Dairy farming families across eleven locations. The program involved physical assessments, reviewed health conditions and health behaviours and provided education relating to common health conditions. Risk factors were identified for chronic and lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Participants were referred to health professionals as required and reassessed over three years concluding in 2007. The program has influenced participants’ decisions about their health and improved some clinical indicators. A cross-sectoral intervention appears to be an effective method for improving health, wellbeing and safety in farm men and women and their families.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, AFBM Network
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030915

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