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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151642
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion and Farm Safety for Children Living on Farms
Abstract:
Health Promotion and Farm Safety for Children Living on Farms
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Conway, Alice E., PhD, CRNP, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Title:associate professor
Co-Authors:Amy J. McClune, PhD, RN, BC; LeeAnn Lawson, MSN, CRNP; Patricia L. Nosel, MN, RN
Objective: Agriculture ranks as the most dangerous industry in the U.S. Annually over 100,000 children are injured; 100 die in farm related accidents. Although Pennsylvania ranks 6th nationally in total population, it ranks 1st in rural residents. This pilot study identified health promotion and farm safety knowledge for children. Design: Pender’s Health Promotion Model was the framework for the development of a survey of primary care provider’s knowledge of health promotion and farm safety for children. Content validity was established by a panel of 4 APRNs. Sample: Surveys were mailed to 100 health care practitioners of all levels in NW Pennsylvania. Reminder cards were sent 2 weeks after the initial mailing. Variables: Variables included demographics; number and type of injuries; and awareness and inclusion of injury prevention regarding farm safety. Methods: Data analysis included descriptive statistics and content analysis. Findings: The survey return rate was 22%. 31% of the children seen lived or worked on farms. 17% sustained farm injuries in the last 2 years that included lacerations and musculoskeletal injuries caused by animals, muscular strain, and machinery. One mortality was reported. One child required extensive surgery. 50% of the primary practices sought information on employment and residence. 20% provided relevant information. 14% were aware of materials. 73% indicated interest in receiving materials. Conclusions: In NW Pennsylvania, there are a substantial number of practitioners who provide care to farm children. Children sustained a significant number of farm injuries. Additional health promotion resources to assist in reducing the risk of farm injuries are indicated. Implications: A wider sample of practitioners is needed to validate these findings. There is a need to explore the available farm related health promotion resources, develop additional resources to fill the need, and distribute the resources to front-line health practitioners who routinely care for farm children.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Promotion and Farm Safety for Children Living on Farmsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151642-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion and Farm Safety for Children Living on Farms</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Conway, Alice E., PhD, CRNP, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Edinboro University of Pennsylvania</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">acjckc@msn.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Amy J. McClune, PhD, RN, BC; LeeAnn Lawson, MSN, CRNP; Patricia L. Nosel, MN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Agriculture ranks as the most dangerous industry in the U.S. Annually over 100,000 children are injured; 100 die in farm related accidents. Although Pennsylvania ranks 6th nationally in total population, it ranks 1st in rural residents. This pilot study identified health promotion and farm safety knowledge for children. Design: Pender&rsquo;s Health Promotion Model was the framework for the development of a survey of primary care provider&rsquo;s knowledge of health promotion and farm safety for children. Content validity was established by a panel of 4 APRNs. Sample: Surveys were mailed to 100 health care practitioners of all levels in NW Pennsylvania. Reminder cards were sent 2 weeks after the initial mailing. Variables: Variables included demographics; number and type of injuries; and awareness and inclusion of injury prevention regarding farm safety. Methods: Data analysis included descriptive statistics and content analysis. Findings: The survey return rate was 22%. 31% of the children seen lived or worked on farms. 17% sustained farm injuries in the last 2 years that included lacerations and musculoskeletal injuries caused by animals, muscular strain, and machinery. One mortality was reported. One child required extensive surgery. 50% of the primary practices sought information on employment and residence. 20% provided relevant information. 14% were aware of materials. 73% indicated interest in receiving materials. Conclusions: In NW Pennsylvania, there are a substantial number of practitioners who provide care to farm children. Children sustained a significant number of farm injuries. Additional health promotion resources to assist in reducing the risk of farm injuries are indicated. Implications: A wider sample of practitioners is needed to validate these findings. There is a need to explore the available farm related health promotion resources, develop additional resources to fill the need, and distribute the resources to front-line health practitioners who routinely care for farm children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:08:53Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:08:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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