|Learning Objective #1: Recognize the safety risks for children living on farms.|
|Learning Objective #2: Consider possible resources needed to promote safety for children living on farms.|
Methods: Based on a pilot study conducted in Northwestern Pennsylvania (nwpa), this larger descriptive study surveyed PCPs in all rural counties in Pennsylvania. Using a stratified random sample (n = 500), a survey developed for the pilot study was mailed. Content validity was established by a panel of four APRNs. Reminder cards will be sent after two weeks. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics and content analysis.
Results: The early findings (n=50) validated the findings of the pilot study which found that 31% of the children seen by the PCPs lived or worked on farms and 16% had sustained farm injuries caused by falls, animals, muscular strain, and machinery. Approximately half of the PCPs indicated interest in receiving materials. Conclusions and Implications: Initial results validate the need for additional health promotion resources to assist in reducing the risk of farm injuries. Based on the final results it is anticipated that a future project would focus on education of PCPs to the available and developmentally-appropriate safety resources for children living on farms.
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