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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151397
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Interventions for Preventing Drinking and Driving in a Rural Community
Abstract:
Interventions for Preventing Drinking and Driving in a Rural Community
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Holland, Catherine B., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Southeastern Louisiana University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Cynthia Prestholdt, PhD, RN; Bonnie J. Meeker, DNS
Two of the ten leading health indicators in Healthy People 2010 deal with substance abuse and injury, and violence. Forty-five percent of the traffic fatalities in Louisiana were due to alcohol. Almost four times as many fatal accidents associated with drunk driving occur in rural areas as opposed to urban areas. The purpose of this research study was to identify factors that impact decisions of senior high school students to choose not to drink and drive. In 2004, a group of senior nursing students collaborated with a rural high school to coordinate a mock fatality crash for senior students. The program used four high school students as victims. After the ?crash scene?, state troopers, young college students, and the coroner discussed the impact of drinking and driving on their lives. Students were given commitment cards to give to a significant other, promising they would not drink and drive. The University IRB and parents gave approval to conduct a follow-up study six months after the presentation to determine the impact the presentation event had made on the students. The majority of the students were 18 years old, and forty percent of them were African American. Seventeen of the twenty-five students (67%) responded that the mock fatality crash was the most important of the various interventions presented. Student comments indicated a great need to make the consequences of this risky behavior as real as possible. Nurse educators and nursing students identify patients who have substance abuse problems, and the potential for injury and violence. Collaboration with community partners can help impact persons with at-risk behaviors and thus potentially impact the health of the nation. Although this study involved a limited convenience sample, there is need for additional research on interventions to prevent drinking and driving to promote evidenced based practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInterventions for Preventing Drinking and Driving in a Rural Communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151397-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Interventions for Preventing Drinking and Driving in a Rural Community</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Holland, Catherine B., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southeastern Louisiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cholland@selu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cynthia Prestholdt, PhD, RN; Bonnie J. Meeker, DNS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Two of the ten leading health indicators in Healthy People 2010 deal with substance abuse and injury, and violence. Forty-five percent of the traffic fatalities in Louisiana were due to alcohol. Almost four times as many fatal accidents associated with drunk driving occur in rural areas as opposed to urban areas. The purpose of this research study was to identify factors that impact decisions of senior high school students to choose not to drink and drive. In 2004, a group of senior nursing students collaborated with a rural high school to coordinate a mock fatality crash for senior students. The program used four high school students as victims. After the ?crash scene?, state troopers, young college students, and the coroner discussed the impact of drinking and driving on their lives. Students were given commitment cards to give to a significant other, promising they would not drink and drive. The University IRB and parents gave approval to conduct a follow-up study six months after the presentation to determine the impact the presentation event had made on the students. The majority of the students were 18 years old, and forty percent of them were African American. Seventeen of the twenty-five students (67%) responded that the mock fatality crash was the most important of the various interventions presented. Student comments indicated a great need to make the consequences of this risky behavior as real as possible. Nurse educators and nursing students identify patients who have substance abuse problems, and the potential for injury and violence. Collaboration with community partners can help impact persons with at-risk behaviors and thus potentially impact the health of the nation. Although this study involved a limited convenience sample, there is need for additional research on interventions to prevent drinking and driving to promote evidenced based practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:01:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:01:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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