Impact Of A National Rural Youth Health And Safety Initiative: Results From A Randomized Controlled Trial
By: Barbara C. Lee, James D. Westaby, Richard L. Berg
Published: 2004
Uploaded: 01/08/2007
Uploaded by: Pocket Masters
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, James Westaby Collection, Organization & Leadership, Teachers College Faculty
Tags: Health and Safety

Description/Abstract: The study conducted a comprehensive evaluation of a rural youth health and safety initiative implemented in 4000 National FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) chapters across the United States. Data were collected from high school students and their FFA advisers at 3 time intervals (preintervention, immediate postintervention, and 1 year postintervention) with a 3-group (standard, enhanced, and control), cluster-randomized, controlled trial design. Matched data from 3081 students and 81 advisers revealed no significant effect of this initiative on agricultural health and safety knowledge, safety attitudes, leadership, self-concept, and self-reported injuries of project participants. Data from 30 public health nurses following the intervention confirmed the programís failure to develop sustainable community partnership

Source: American Journal of Public Health
Volume: 94
No: 10
Pages: 1743 - 1749