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ERIC Number: EJ1158752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Knowledge Impact of a US-Based Tobacco Prevention Curriculum among Tanzanian Children
St. Germain, Paige; Lucas, Frances L.; Williams Wilson, Miriam J.; Maegga, Bertha Tsingay A.; Miesfeldt, Susan
Health Education Journal, v76 n7 p802-808 Nov 2017
Purpose: Tobacco use is a major public health issue in developing countries, with substantial initial exposure in childhood. School-based educational resources promise to reduce tobacco initiation and experimentation among children from low-income countries. Research in this area is scant. The study goal was to test the impact of an evidence-based US educational resource on tobacco-use health risk knowledge among Tanzanian children. Methods: "Eglin Long-Horn of Nightshade County" is a potentially transferable children's storybook/curriculum focused on reducing tobacco-use intent. A pre-/post-survey assessed the impact of "Eglin" on knowledge of tobacco exposure health risks among secondary school-age residents of a Tanzanian children's home. Results: Of the 52 participants, 35 returned both surveys. School grade ranged from Forms 1 to 4, with 51% in Forms 1-2 (ages 14-15). There was an overall increase from 60% to 93% (p < 0.0001) in correct survey responses, with an increase seen in all grade levels. Conclusion: A US-based tobacco awareness storybook/curriculum improved Tanzanian children's knowledge of tobacco-use health risks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania
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