Community Education on Injury Prevention is a Valuable Means of Decreasing Childhood and Adult Injuries - Or is It?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162937
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Presentation
Title:
Community Education on Injury Prevention is a Valuable Means of Decreasing Childhood and Adult Injuries - Or is It?
Abstract:
Community Education on Injury Prevention is a Valuable Means of Decreasing Childhood and Adult Injuries - Or is It?
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2002
Author:Golden, Ina, RN, BSN, CEN, EMT/P
P.I. Institution Name:Genesys Regional Medical Center
Contact Address:One Genesys Parkway, Grand Blanc, MI, 48439, USA
Contact Telephone:(810) 606-5947
Co-Authors:Alicia Morales, D.O.
Introduction: Injuries account for one-fourth of all emergency department visits and they are the most common cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. Examples of preventable injuries are motor vehicle crashes, bicycle injuries, intentional or accidental firearm injuries, falls, burns, and accidental ingestions and drowning. This research sought to answer the question: Can community education on injury prevention by means of a one-day safety exposition produce a statistically significant change in reported behavior? Methods: This study analyzed pre- and post-attendance surveys of adults who attended a one-day safety exposition in a small suburban town in mid-Michigan. People were asked to complete a questionnaire by rating on a scale of 0 - 5 their personal habits regarding safety issues, with 0 = never and 5 = always. The post-expo group was a subset of the pre-expo group that was willing to fill out the same survey one month later either by phone or by mail. The analysis was completed using a p<.05 utilizing a right-tailed t-test. Participants: The pre-expo group (n=156) consisted of adults who attended the safety expo, consented to the study, and completed the survey. The post-expo group (n=123) completed the same survey one month later. Results: Statistical significance (p<.05) was noted in five areas: child seat belt usage; child bike helmet usage; availability of first aid supplies; establishing a fire escape plan; and developing a severe weather plan. Discussion: Public education is an effective way to change short-term behavior. Events such as a small town safety exposition can motivate the public to modify behavior and implement injury prevention strategies. [Research Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCommunity Education on Injury Prevention is a Valuable Means of Decreasing Childhood and Adult Injuries - Or is It?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162937-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community Education on Injury Prevention is a Valuable Means of Decreasing Childhood and Adult Injuries - Or is It?</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Golden, Ina, RN, BSN, CEN, EMT/P</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Genesys Regional Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">One Genesys Parkway, Grand Blanc, MI, 48439, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(810) 606-5947</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">igolden@genesys.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Alicia Morales, D.O.</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Injuries account for one-fourth of all emergency department visits and they are the most common cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. Examples of preventable injuries are motor vehicle crashes, bicycle injuries, intentional or accidental firearm injuries, falls, burns, and accidental ingestions and drowning. This research sought to answer the question: Can community education on injury prevention by means of a one-day safety exposition produce a statistically significant change in reported behavior? Methods: This study analyzed pre- and post-attendance surveys of adults who attended a one-day safety exposition in a small suburban town in mid-Michigan. People were asked to complete a questionnaire by rating on a scale of 0 - 5 their personal habits regarding safety issues, with 0 = never and 5 = always. The post-expo group was a subset of the pre-expo group that was willing to fill out the same survey one month later either by phone or by mail. The analysis was completed using a p&lt;.05 utilizing a right-tailed t-test. Participants: The pre-expo group (n=156) consisted of adults who attended the safety expo, consented to the study, and completed the survey. The post-expo group (n=123) completed the same survey one month later. Results: Statistical significance (p&lt;.05) was noted in five areas: child seat belt usage; child bike helmet usage; availability of first aid supplies; establishing a fire escape plan; and developing a severe weather plan. Discussion: Public education is an effective way to change short-term behavior. Events such as a small town safety exposition can motivate the public to modify behavior and implement injury prevention strategies. [Research Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:36:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:36:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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