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|Title:||Effects of an experimental health education curriculum "Know Your Body"|
|Author(s):||Duff, Penelope Elaine|
|Department / Program:||Health and Safety Education|
|Discipline:||Health and Safety Education|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to test the effects of an experimental risk reduction curriculum, Know Your Body (KYB), on the traditional health outcomes of knowledge, attitudes and behavior. Also to be determined are the effects of the KYB clinical screening and the interactive effects of the KYB instruction and KYB clinical screening on the same health outcomes.
The subjects were 597 ninth grade students enrolled in health education classes in four senior high schools in Decatur, Illinois in Spring 1981. In the experimental 2 x 2 design each school represented one cell. Treatments were: School I had KYB instruction only, School II had KYB instruction and screening, and School IV served as a control. All schools were pre- and posttested using the Seffrin Health Knowledge Test and the KYB Heath Attitude and Behavior Surveys. Clinical data collected included: height, weight, skinfold thickness, blood pressure, and resting and exercise pulses. Multivariate and univariate analysis of variance tests were employed.
Results showed that the main effects of instruction and screening had significant effects on the knowledge variable. For each main effect, Schools I and III scored significantly higher than School II. Significant differences were also associated with the interactive effects of screening by instruction. School I scored significantly higher than School II on the behavior variable. The attitude survey showed no significant differences amongst schools for each treatment effect. The clinical screening procedures must be further examined before conclusions so their value can be determined.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-16|
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