It is projected that high rate of death attributed to the cause of diabetes shall rise by 2030.
Until recently, however, issues relating to ill health, especially in the Sub-Saharan Africa
used to be dominated by infectious diseases and not non communicable diseases like
diabetes. The Ghana Diabetes Care Model is the approach used thus far in diabetes
education. This investigation explores the Popular Theatre process as a possible
complement to the ‘top down’ approach of the Ghana Diabetes Care Model. The method
is a seven-step procedure that is both democratic and participatory in nature and uses the
community people as performers. The existing knowledge gap is that local native
proficiency in diabetes education is deficient. There is, therefore, the need for a
multidisciplinary praxis to curb it. Thus, the study sets out to ascertain the effectiveness of
the use of Popular Theatre techniques in diabetes education in the Tafi Agome
Community, Volta Region, using Paulo Freire’s theory of conscientisation as framework.
The findings of this enquiry reveal that Popular Theatre resonates well with the community
and is able to conscientise people to own the technique. Consequently, the study highlights
the efficacy of Popular Theatre in health communication and contributes to the paucity of
knowledge on theatre as a viable health education methodology.
CDR, C (2021). DIABETES EDUCATION AND POPULAR THEATRE: THE CASE OF TAFI AGOME COMMUNITY. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/diabetes-education-and-popular-theatre-the-case-of-tafi-agome-community
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Coalition, CDR. "DIABETES EDUCATION AND POPULAR THEATRE: THE CASE OF TAFI AGOME COMMUNITY". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021. Web. 16 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/diabetes-education-and-popular-theatre-the-case-of-tafi-agome-community >.
Coalition, CDR. "DIABETES EDUCATION AND POPULAR THEATRE: THE CASE OF TAFI AGOME COMMUNITY" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/diabetes-education-and-popular-theatre-the-case-of-tafi-agome-community