This essay will aim to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion activity. The activity was presented during a health forum at the University for a Specific Target Group. The health promotion issue that was presented at the forum was raising awareness of Chlamydia. Epidemiological and demographic data relevant to this health promotion activity will be used to the needs of the specific target group. Bradshaw (1972) normative assessment of need will be used.
The approach that the health promoters will use is the educational approach. Also this assignment will be evaluated at the end using the appropriate evaluation tools.
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UK National Guideline for Chlamydia, (2006).
According to the UK National Guideline for Chlamydia, (2006), this infection may cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy and even blockage of the fallopian tube in women and in men it can cause infertility and infection in the testicles. The National Chlamydia screening programme, (2008) came out with channel for the prevention of this infection. Abstinence, regularly use of condoms and screening usually in the form of swab or urine test.
Chlamydia infection can be treated if detected early with antibiotics known as Azilhromycin or Doxycycline. (National Chlamydia Screening Programme, 2008).
According to the Health Protection Agency Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in the United Kingdom among young people aged 16-24 years old. This age group are most at risk of getting infected. Health Protection Agency, (200…..).
According to a report from the HPA, in (2004) Chlamydia was the most common infection diagnoses made in the United Kingdom, in (…………………..GUM clinics. The report clearly shows women between the age group of 16-19 and men between the age group of 20-24 are the most at risk. A further report shows an increase of diagnoses from 17,297 in 1995 to 46,601 in 2003 in women alone. Health Protection Agency, (2004)
A survey report carried out in 2007 shows that 9.5% of women and 8.4% of men screened for Chlamydia all tested positive. Ref……….in the UK in 2008 the number of Chlamydia diagnosed by sex and age are 15years and under was 449, (male=45, female= 404). 15-24 years 156,147 (male = 53276 , female 101801) and the 24 and above 44,004. (male, 27956, female, 16036). And in England that same year the 15 and under were 355, (male= 34, female= 321) the 15-24 was137, 482 (male = 46,731, female = 89691.) and the 24 and above were 36,640 (male = 24,020, female = 12,620). HPA,(2004…………..?).
With all this reports and statistics the health promoters decided that a need to promote health must be carried out this is because according to Nainoo and Wills, (2000) “health promotion is frequently seen as the prevention of disease often though...