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Title:A Comparison of the Effects of Two Adult Cardiovascular Education Approaches on Risk Reduction Behaviors of Adults and Their Children
Author(s):Baillie, Lorraine Alice
Department / Program:Health and Safety Education
Discipline:Health and Safety Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Health
Abstract:The major problem yet unsolved in community based health education programs is the determination of the minimum degree of personal instruction needed to give maximum yield from mass media at the lowest possible cost. The present research provides an assessment of amount of individual contact necessary to provide maximum results to inner-city minority groups who have been shown to be at high risk of early death and disability. The participants were 745 adults whose children were enrolled in the Chicago Heart Health Curriculum Project. Group one (literature-log) consisted of American Health Association literature which was mailed to participants at weekly intervals. In addition, a health log was provided to each participant to facilitate and reinforce knowledge acquisitions from the literature. Group two (lessons) consisted of a series of lessons mailed at weekly intervals to each participant who corresponded with a health educator at the Chicago Heart Association, thus receiving individualized corrective feedback and reinforcement. A control group was employed. Results of a thirty minute pre- and post-telephone survey demonstrate significant differences between groups on both the adult's and child's health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.
Issue Date:1982
Description:112 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8218422
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1982

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