MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Elizabeth F. Lowe
Alison K. Schaefer, Jamie B. Kridler
The purpose of this study was to increase knowledge of the effects of prenatal substance use and to introduce the special nutritional needs of pregnancy in two counties in a region with high rates of low birth weight and prenatal substance abuse. A comparison of the efficacy of the educational program being delivered by a registered dietitian or by a group of high school students trained by the dietitian was performed. One hundred six high school students participated in the program and took identical pre- and posttests. The tests were compared to measure knowledge gain and were analyzed by paired t-tests. All respondents demonstrated a statistically significant increase in knowledge. The group receiving instruction from the registered dietitian and the group receiving instruction from the trained high school students demonstrated virtually identical gains in knowledge as measured by the testing instruments.
Thesis - Open Access
Webb, Kimberly Renee, "Efficacy of Different Educational Methods for a High School Prenatal Substance Use Prevention and Nutrition Program." (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 892. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/892
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