2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Slips, Trips, and Falls at the Worksite : A Brief Prevention Workshop
Elizabeth M. Antonacci*, Katherine B. Hawatmeh, and Alaina D. Kramer
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

After completing training and certification, Gammans held educational workshops about slips, trips, and falls prevention at the workplace for several employee groups at organizations in Northeast Missouri. A researcher-created knowledge test was given to the participants before and after the workshops, and a dependent sample t-test was conducted to assess pre-post changes in knowledge about workplace fall prevention. Participants scored significantly higher in the post-test (M = 8.89, SD = 0.98) compared to the pre-test (M = 7.81, SD = 0.95), t (35) = -5.295, p < .05. The brief prevention workshops did increase the participants knowledge about slips, trips, and falls. However, even after the intervention, there were still gaps in the participants knowledge.

Keywords: Falls, Worksite health, Health education

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 107-2
Location: MG 2001
Time: 8:15

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