2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Prioritizing Prevention: Comparing Preventive Practices Among Truman State University Students


Kelly J. Decker
Dr. Nancy Daley-Moore, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between engagement in various preventive practices among Truman State University students. Specifically, this study hopes to determine whether students always engage in prevention or whether there are discrepancies in the adoption of preventive practices. Preventive practices of interest include health screenings and exams, vaccinations, and seatbelt, helmet, sunscreen, and contraceptive use. Descriptive statistics will be employed to analyze relevant responses provided by 808 Truman State University students on the 2017 National College Health Assessment. The results produced by this study will help stakeholders at Truman State University identify appropriate interventions aimed at increasing the adoption of lesser-used preventive practices. Additionally, this research can pave the way for future studies to identify whether specific factors, such as perceived risk, social norms, lack of access, and educational disparities, impact the adoption of certain preventive practices.

Keywords: Prevention, Preventive Practices, Health, National College Health Assessment, Truman State University

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Poster

Session: 12-6
Location: https://flipgrid.com/8cc1d4c6
Time: 0:00

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