ERIC Number: ED201499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Injuries and Illnesses in Outdoor Education: A Study of an Ohio Upper-Elementary Resident Outdoor Education Program.
Arnold, Cheryl A.
Reported is a study of illnesses and injuries occurring during resident outdoor education programs at Camp Joy, Cincinnati, Ohio. The study involved an analysis of the nurse's and supervisor's records compiled during 12 one-week resident sessions with fourth, fifth and sixth graders from Cincinnati public schools (N=1271). The 71 injuries and 58 illnesses that occurred are described by season, location, event, nature of activity, and nature of illness or injury. Frequency and percentage calculations performed upon these data form the basis for conclusions regarding the incidence of injuries and illnesses by sex, season, nature of activity, and type of illness or injury. Also presented are recommendations for reducing the frequency of illnesses and injuries in resident outdoor education programs. (Author/WB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Environmental Education Research
Note: An Honors Project presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University. Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions.