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ERIC Number: EJ1024246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
Peer-Mentored Preparedness (PM-Prep): A New Disaster Preparedness Program for Adults Living Independently in the Community
Eisenman, David Paul; Bazzano, Alicia; Koniak-Griffin, Deborah; Tseng, Chi-hong; Lewis, Mary-Ann; Lamb, Kerry; Lehrer, Danise
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v52 n1 p49-59 Feb 2014
The authors studied a health promotion program called PM-Prep (Peer-Mentored Prep), which was designed to improve disaster preparedness among adults living independently in the community. PM-Prep consists of four 2-hour classes co-taught by a health educator and peer-mentors. Adults were randomly assigned to an experimental arm or a wait-list control arm. Earthquake safety knowledge and preparedness supplies were assessed prior to the intervention and at 1 month after the intervention ("N" = 82). Adults in the experimental arm significantly increased preparedness by 19 percentage points, from 56% to 75% completed ("p" < 0.0001), and improved their knowledge by 8 percentage points, from 79% to 87% correct ("p" = 0.001). This is the first peer-mentored, targeted, and tailored disaster preparedness program tested with this population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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