Occupational Risky Business: Injury Prevention Behaviors of Farm Women and Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154432
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Presentation
Title:
Occupational Risky Business: Injury Prevention Behaviors of Farm Women and Children
Abstract:
Occupational Risky Business: Injury Prevention Behaviors of Farm Women and Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Pryor, Susan K., DNS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Southeastern Louisiana University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Ann K. Carruth, DNS, RN; Georgia LaCour, MSN, RN
On farms in the United States, there are approximately 100 fatal and 32,800 nonfatal injuries annually in children 19 years and younger (United States Department of Labor, 1999). Up to 40% of nonfatally injured children, acquire permanent disabilities. The impact of injury and death on children associated with farming in the United States is substantial. Research suggests that modeling of health behaviors may be an effective technique for the socialization of children's health behaviors. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, the study describes the actual participation and use of protective farm equipment or practices by the caregiver and the child. The second purpose is to compare the actual practices of the caregivers and the children in relation to the use of protective farm equipment and practices. Descriptive, categorical data analysis, and rank-order correlation methods were used to examine the associations of 177 pairs of caregivers and children and their use of protective equipment and preventative behaviors. Modeling of the prevention behavior by the caregivers did parallel the use of the equipment by the children. However, the opposite was true also; if the caregiver did not use the equipment, neither did the child. The consistent pattern in the percentages between the caregivers and children suggest that the children engage in prevention behaviors only when their caregivers engage in the behaviors as well. Spearman rank-order correlation shows a significant positive correlation between all preventive behaviors of the mother and the child and all correlations were greater than or equal to .23 (significance at 0.05). A stronger relationship was noted for those behaviors that could result in immediate, life threatening injury, such as traumatic injury from tractors .79 (significance at 0.01) and head injury from being thrown from a horse .65 (significance at 0.01).
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.titleOccupational Risky Business: Injury Prevention Behaviors of Farm Women and Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154432-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Occupational Risky Business: Injury Prevention Behaviors of Farm Women and Children</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pryor, Susan K., DNS, RN</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">spryor@selu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ann K. Carruth, DNS, RN; Georgia LaCour, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">On farms in the United States, there are approximately 100 fatal and 32,800 nonfatal injuries annually in children 19 years and younger (United States Department of Labor, 1999). Up to 40% of nonfatally injured children, acquire permanent disabilities. The impact of injury and death on children associated with farming in the United States is substantial. Research suggests that modeling of health behaviors may be an effective technique for the socialization of children's health behaviors. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, the study describes the actual participation and use of protective farm equipment or practices by the caregiver and the child. The second purpose is to compare the actual practices of the caregivers and the children in relation to the use of protective farm equipment and practices. Descriptive, categorical data analysis, and rank-order correlation methods were used to examine the associations of 177 pairs of caregivers and children and their use of protective equipment and preventative behaviors. Modeling of the prevention behavior by the caregivers did parallel the use of the equipment by the children. However, the opposite was true also; if the caregiver did not use the equipment, neither did the child. The consistent pattern in the percentages between the caregivers and children suggest that the children engage in prevention behaviors only when their caregivers engage in the behaviors as well. Spearman rank-order correlation shows a significant positive correlation between all preventive behaviors of the mother and the child and all correlations were greater than or equal to .23 (significance at 0.05). A stronger relationship was noted for those behaviors that could result in immediate, life threatening injury, such as traumatic injury from tractors .79 (significance at 0.01) and head injury from being thrown from a horse .65 (significance at 0.01).</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:59:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:59:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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