A Pilot Study of Changes in Environmental Knowledge and Behaviors among Head Start Employees and Parents Following Environmental Health Training in Webb County, TX

Amber B. Trueblood, Rudy Rincon, Roger Perales, Ryan Hollingsworth, Claudia Miller, Thomas J. McDonald, Leslie Cizmas

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Abstract

Head Start centers in Webb County, Texas primarily serve low-income Hispanic families disproportionately affected by environmental exposures. A total of 560 parents and employees attended environmental trainings. Pre- and post-assessments measured whether the trainings were effective at improving related knowledge and behaviors. A total of 152 parents and 94 employees signed consent forms. Only the 64 parents and 50 employees who completed all questionnaires were included in the data analysis. Paired t tests and McNemar tests found significant improvements in knowledge and behaviors related to multiple environmental topics (p 

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Education
  • Healthy homes
  • Hispanic
  • Knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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