The Resource Can new non-toxic products eliminate petrol sniffing behaviours in remote Indigenous communities?, Brett Badger

Can new non-toxic products eliminate petrol sniffing behaviours in remote Indigenous communities?, Brett Badger

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Can new non-toxic products eliminate petrol sniffing behaviours in remote Indigenous communities?
Title
Can new non-toxic products eliminate petrol sniffing behaviours in remote Indigenous communities?
Statement of responsibility
Brett Badger
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The current thesis presents an evaluation of the potential impact of the new non-toxic product 'Opal Unleaded' upon petrol sniffing behaviours in remote Indigenous communities. The 'unsniffable' Opal Unleaded was introduced to 37 Indigenous communities in February 2005 and has been hailed as having the potential to dramatically reduce petrol sniffing. Petrol sniffing refers to the practice of inhaling petrol fumes and results in significant consequences for individuals, Indigenous communities and wider Australian society. Chronic long term use can result in numerous effects including fitting, ataxia, acute encephalopathy, pneumonia, weight loss, stunted growth and impaired intellectual and physical functioning. Both occasional and chronic use can cause death. The current thesis provides a policy analysis of the current literature through a review of the current intervention literature, the subsequent construction of an intervention assessment framework and the evaluation of the Opal Unleaded initiative according to this framework. Review of the current intervention literature revealed three key intervention components: a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary interventions, community control, support and participation and the need to address the 'social origins' of petrol sniffing behaviour. The 'social origins' model states that health is affected by dynamic interactions between individual, family, community, environmental and wider economic and social structures and represents the most important component of this intervention assessment framework." [Abstract]
Cataloging source
AIAS
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Badger, Brett
Dissertation note
Thesis (Masters, Honours)--RMIT University, Melbourne, 2005
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  • Petrol sniffing
  • Petrol sniffing
  • Petrol sniffing
  • Health
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Can new non-toxic products eliminate petrol sniffing behaviours in remote Indigenous communities?, Brett Badger
Link
https://web.archive.org/web/20160304031056/http://www.mttheo.org/pdf/opal_thesis.pdf
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Publication
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Viewed on 22 May, 2014
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 5: Introduction to the Opal Unleaded Initiative -- Chapter 6: Evaluation of the Opal Unleaded Initiative
Extent
1 online resource, manuscript (145 pages)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Label
Can new non-toxic products eliminate petrol sniffing behaviours in remote Indigenous communities?, Brett Badger
Link
https://web.archive.org/web/20160304031056/http://www.mttheo.org/pdf/opal_thesis.pdf
Publication
Note
Viewed on 22 May, 2014
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 5: Introduction to the Opal Unleaded Initiative -- Chapter 6: Evaluation of the Opal Unleaded Initiative
Extent
1 online resource, manuscript (145 pages)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System details
System requirements: Adobe Reader required to view PDF document

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