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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162483
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of a One-day Educational Program for Young Traffic Offenders
Abstract:
Effectiveness of a One-day Educational Program for Young Traffic Offenders
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:Raybourn, Joy, MSN, APRN, BC, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:CoxHealth
Title:Trauma Services Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Contact Address:3801 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65807, USA
Contact Telephone:(417) 269-5016
[Research Poster] Purpose: Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States. This research was done to answer the following research question: What was the effect of court mandated attendance in a one-day Young Traffic Offenders Program on beliefs toward risk-taking behavior among the young traffic offenders who attended?

Design: This was a descriptive correlational study.

Setting: This study was done in an urban Midwest level II trauma center.

Sample: The study utilized a convenience sample of 194 young drivers convicted of at least one moving traffic violation and sentenced by the court to attend the program. The study examined data collected over a 2.5 year period from February 2004 through June 2006.

Methodology: Ex post facto data were collected from pre-and post-program questionnaires filled out by participants and from post-program essays written by participants. The questionnaires, whose validity and reliability were not established, contained Likert-type questions. Careful archiving of records made it possible to match individual participants' pre-and post-program responses. Pre- and post-program questionnaires were analyzed using the paired samples t test. Post-program essays were scrutinized for common themes that would provide insight into the effectiveness of the program.

Results: Using an alpha level of .05, the analysis revealed a statistically significant improvement in the participants' level of awareness of their risk for head and spinal injuries, as well as in their understanding of the extent and permanence of these injuries and their perception of their ability to initiate steps to protect themselves from such injuries. These findings were supported by comments in post-program essays.

Conclusions: Post-program essays indicated the majority of participants perceived their attendance at the program to have been a positive experience. Results also indicated the program did successfully heighten participant's awareness of their risk for head and spinal cord injuries as well as improved their understanding of the extent and permanence of these injuries and that the program served to empower participants with the knowledge that they were capable of taking steps to protect themselves from head and spinal cord injuries.

This study suggested that injury prevention efforts do have a positive effect and that healthcare providers should actively seek to educate the public regarding its ability to minimize risk. Further research on the Young Traffic Offenders Program would be beneficial. This author would specifically appreciate research that involved examination of crash and violation records rather than relied solely on self-reporting as this study did.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffectiveness of a One-day Educational Program for Young Traffic Offendersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162483-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of a One-day Educational Program for Young Traffic Offenders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Raybourn, Joy, MSN, APRN, BC, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">CoxHealth</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Trauma Services Advanced Practice Registered Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3801 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65807, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(417) 269-5016</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Joy.Raybourn@CoxHealth.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Poster] Purpose: Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States. This research was done to answer the following research question: What was the effect of court mandated attendance in a one-day Young Traffic Offenders Program on beliefs toward risk-taking behavior among the young traffic offenders who attended?<br/><br/>Design: This was a descriptive correlational study. <br/><br/>Setting: This study was done in an urban Midwest level II trauma center. <br/><br/>Sample: The study utilized a convenience sample of 194 young drivers convicted of at least one moving traffic violation and sentenced by the court to attend the program. The study examined data collected over a 2.5 year period from February 2004 through June 2006. <br/><br/>Methodology: Ex post facto data were collected from pre-and post-program questionnaires filled out by participants and from post-program essays written by participants. The questionnaires, whose validity and reliability were not established, contained Likert-type questions. Careful archiving of records made it possible to match individual participants' pre-and post-program responses. Pre- and post-program questionnaires were analyzed using the paired samples t test. Post-program essays were scrutinized for common themes that would provide insight into the effectiveness of the program. <br/><br/>Results: Using an alpha level of .05, the analysis revealed a statistically significant improvement in the participants' level of awareness of their risk for head and spinal injuries, as well as in their understanding of the extent and permanence of these injuries and their perception of their ability to initiate steps to protect themselves from such injuries. These findings were supported by comments in post-program essays.<br/> <br/>Conclusions: Post-program essays indicated the majority of participants perceived their attendance at the program to have been a positive experience. Results also indicated the program did successfully heighten participant's awareness of their risk for head and spinal cord injuries as well as improved their understanding of the extent and permanence of these injuries and that the program served to empower participants with the knowledge that they were capable of taking steps to protect themselves from head and spinal cord injuries. <br/> <br/>This study suggested that injury prevention efforts do have a positive effect and that healthcare providers should actively seek to educate the public regarding its ability to minimize risk. Further research on the Young Traffic Offenders Program would be beneficial. This author would specifically appreciate research that involved examination of crash and violation records rather than relied solely on self-reporting as this study did.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:28:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:28:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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